Vampire Weekend

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There must be something in the water at the moment in Brooklyn as with every passing week a new band emerges with huge talent. Leaders of the pack are the Afrobeat quartet Vampire Weekend. After meeting at Columbia University, the band built a reputation playing at frat parties on campus. They took their name from a film the band made together. It tells the story of a boy named Walcott who is charged by an elder to dispatch a vampiric horde in Cape Cod and then escape. The song "Walcott" from their debut album details the plot of the film.