Formed in 2005 by a group of Colombia University students with a distinct vibe in mind, Vampire Weekend began recording and performing around New York City. Drawing on their diverse interests, they began exploring the intersections of the things they all loved: African guitar music, Western classical music, hazy memories of summer in Cape Cod, winters in upper Manhattan, reggaeton and everything else among their backgrounds.
They recorded their self-titled debut album over the course of 18 months, going from playing to University friends to selling out shows in New York at the Bowery Ballroom and opening for the likes of Animal Collective.
1. Mansard Roof
2. Oxford Comma
4. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
8. One (Blake's Got A New Face)
9. I Stand Corrected
11. Kids Don't Stand A Chance