So over the weekend I was incredibly lucky enough to go hear these guys play a lot of fun bouncy music, and now I’m currently going through a post-concert “depression” in which Vampire Weekend’s music is on repeat and I’m cuddling in my new Vampire Weekend pullover I bought for many amounts of cash I am not proud to say I paid. As I remind myself that cash is dispensable and memories are for a lifetime, I also relive the moments with my friends at the concert, freaking out about how close Ezra Koenig was to me, but yet so so far.
Seriously though. From where I was sitting he was smaller than my nail. I had recently cut my nails.
Throughout the very long night and the very short concert, I started thinking about how far they’ve come in this hard-pressed entertainment industry, while still staying super rad.
With some research and my own personal knowledge about them, I’ve decided to share with you a brief history about Vampire Weekend and how they came to be awesome.
The year they became Vampire Weekend and played shows around Columbia University in New York. Their different, unique, super weird sound is influenced by the unexpected combo of punk rock and African music. Let’s not question it.
Their song “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” got onto the top “100 Best Songs of the Year.”
Their fame has begun.
Their first self-titled album came out, including the infamous Just Dance-popularized song “A-Punk.”
As we listen to the song, let us reenact the dance moves from Wii’s Just Dance and remember all of the fun times we had failing at that game because “the controller wasn’t connecting to the sensor bar, I swear, I’m actually really good at dancing.”
Contra, VW’s second album, was released and became the band’s first album to get to #1 on the Billboard 200!!!! Nothing more exciting than the rising fame of a band that deserves it.
They released some new singles and all of the car companies decided to take their music and put them into all of their commercials. At least that’s what I thought was happening. Whenever a smooth Honda rolled onto the TV screen, so did Vampire Weekend’s hit song “Holiday.”
Car commercials always have the best music. Seriously.
They’re working on some new music and being super secretive about it.
Let’s give them some space and time, OK. I’m sure it’ll be great.
OK it’s great.
Modern Vampires of the City was finally released in May and, man, is it awesome.
I completely recommend going out and buying their music, or staying in and buying their music.
Either way you should go buy their music.
It’s such a good mix of interesting messages, fun beats, and cool experimental sounds.
This new album debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, making this their SECOND time as #1.
In conclusion, Vampire Weekend is way too cool for words, but I tried.
Now go listen to their music, please. You won’t regret it.