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MEMBERS: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson, Chris Baio
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BIGGEST LP: Vampire Weekend (2008)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

Vampire Weekendbutton.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend, consisting of Ezra Koenig on lead vocals and guitar, Rostam Batmanglij on keyboards and guitar, Chris Tomson on drums, and Chris Baio on bass, hail from New York and formed in 2006. The creation of Vampire Weekend began when the band members met at Columbia University. After graduating college, the boys self-produced their first album and eventually signed with XL Recordings. Two years before Vampire Weekend released their debut LP, there was internet buzz - proclaiming the band as a group to watch out for. Vampire Weekend have described their sound as 'Upper West Side Soweto.'

2008...

January
Vampire Weekend - 'Vampire Weekend'button.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend released Vampire Weekend (available for download at iTunes and Amazon-mp3). Singles from the LP included "Mansard Roof," "A-Punk," "Oxford Comma," and "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Spin magazine named Vampire Weekend 'The Year's Best New Band.'
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2009...

December
Vampire Weekend - 'Contra'button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: '100 Best Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)' included Vampire Weekend at # 56.

2010...

January
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Contra.
button.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Rock Albums chart, Alternative Albums chart, Internet Albums chart, and Digital Albums chart with
Contra. The LP sold over 124,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
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March
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Vampire Weekend was certified gold.

June
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on the track "Jonathan Low."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Alternative Artist.

2011...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album (Contra).

November
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Contra was certified gold.

2013...

May
Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires Of The City'button.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend released Modern Vampires Of The City.
button.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend performed on Saturday Night Live.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Vampire Weekend topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 1 week, Digital Albums chart for 1 week, Rock Albums chart, and Alternative Albums chart with
Modern Vampires Of The City.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Diane Young" was nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video.

2014...

LP DISCOGRAPHY
Vampire Weekend - 'Vampire Weekend'
Amazon.mp3

Vampire Weekend

Released: January, 2008
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 17
Rolling Stone: '100 Greatest Albums of the Decade (2000-2009)': # 56
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Mansard Roof" - "Oxford Comma" - "A-Punk" - "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" - "M79" - "Campus" - "Bryn" - "One (Blake's Got A New Face)" - "I Stand Corrected" - "Walcott" - "The Kids Don't Stand A Chance"
Import Edition also includes: "Ladies Of Cambridge" - "Arrows"

Vampire Weekend - 'Contra'
Amazon.mp3

Contra

Released: January, 2010
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Horchata" - "White Sky" - "Holiday" - "California English" - "Taxi Cab" - "Run" - "Cousins" - "Giving Up The Gun" - "Diplomat's Son" - "I Think Ur A Contra"
iTunes Edition also includes: "Giant" - "California English, Pt. II"

Vampire Weekend - 'Modern Vampires Of The City'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

Modern Vampires Of The City

Released: May 14, 2013
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Grammy Winner: Best Alternative Music Album
Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Obvious Bicycle" - "Unbelievers" - "Step" - "Diane Young" - "Don't Lie" - "Hannah Hunt" - "Everlasting Arms" - "Finger Back" - "Worship You" - "Ya Hey" - "Hudson" - "Young Lion"

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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)]
  Mansard Roof

from the LP
Vampire Weekend
** ** Vampire Weekend - "Mansard Roof" (Single) 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  A-Punk

from the LP
Vampire Weekend
** ** Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk" (Single) 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Oxford Comma

from the LP
Vampire Weekend
** ** Vampire Weekend - "Oxford Comma" (Single) 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

from the LP
Vampire Weekend
** **   2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Horchata

from the LP
Contra
** **   2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Cousins

from the LP
Contra
** ** Vampire Weekend - "Cousins" (Single) 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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