February 6, 2006 in New York
New York, NY, United States
Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band which formed in February 2006 in New York City, New York, United States. The band consists of Ezra Koenig (vocals, guitar), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Chris Baio (bass) and Christopher Tomson (drums). The band has released three albums: "Vampire Weekend" (2008), "Contra" (2010)", and "Modern Vampires of the City" (2013). The band has gained positive comparisons to such artists as Paul Simon, Haircut 100 and The Walkmen. Vampire Weekend received much buzz from local blogs throughout 2007 during their rise to a record deal with indie label XL Recordings.