The kind of hype that only could be created in these modern times. Vampire Weekend went from unknowns to Spin cover artists overnight. Along with help from eager bloggers (like ourselves) who just love to pluck obscure bands from nowhere and hype them as the "next big thing". The band catapulted to an impressive level of success playing sold out shows and huge festivals all throughout 2008.
We managed to catch them before the initial hype at an indoor show at The Mohawk and post hype at the NPR showcase at The Parish during SXSW where the line wrapped around the block. Their self titled debut will more than likely make it on our best of list and they will wind down a year of extensive touring with a performance at the Austin City Limits festival. Despite the early set time I have no doubt they will be one of the biggest draws of the weekend.
We also shot a video from the SXSW show at The Parish and in cased you missed it here it is one more time...
[Vampire Weekend on MySpace]
[Austin City Limits]
[Other ACL Spotlights]
Friday September 27th
AMD Stage / 2:30 - 3:30