Vampire Weekend emerged out of New York City just at the tail end of an explosion of indie rock from the city in the early aughts that also gave us bands like The Strokes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
With a name like Vampire Weekend, you’d think they were some kind of Goth band. Hardly.
At first, they were a rap act featuring singer Ezra Koenig and drummer Chris Tomson, who met at university and bonded over African music. The name came from a short film Koenig was working on for one of his film studies classes. And before the band took off, Koenig worked as an elementary school teacher while Tomson found a give as a music archivist.
Whatever pays the bills, right?
Yesterday’s post was about fun. facts. (NOT a typo!)