Personalities | Vampire Weekend | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 2006–present)

Led by singer Ezra Koenig, American indie quartet Vampire Weekend were formed at prestigious Columbia University. After canvassing fans through sharing songs and internet blogs, they were signed in 2007 and released their self-titled debut the following year. This made the Top 20 in America and the UK, and the hype appeared justified as they went on to score a US No. 1 album in 2010 with Contra. The album made the UK Top 3, the decision to abandon university seeming a smart one.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
Personalities | The Vines | Twenty-First Century | Rock

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