Vampire Weekend (2008)
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Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band from New York City that formed in 2006. Since then, they've pumped out two studio albums and a handful of EPs, which have some really great tunes on them. I don't know what I think about their album art, these very plain polaroids... in fact I've seen Contra show up on a list of "Worst Album Covers of 2010" or something like that (you can probably find it with some googling). I guess I like that they're going with something and being consistent with all of their albums so far, but what they're going with doesn't do anything for me. Their album art pretty much sucks in my opinion, but I do enjoy their music.
According to the internet, the cover photo for Vampire Weekend is a Polaroid picture from one of their early shows in Columbia University, and the cover photo for Contra was taken in 1983 (by photographer Tod Brody) and was chosen as a juxtaposition to the debut album's cover which, while taken in 2006, looks as if it "inhabits the same world".
Anyways, what do you folks think? Have you heard of these guys before?