DVR Rewind: Vampire Weekend on SNL

As we mentioned on Friday, Vampire Weekend’s association with Saturday Night Live dates back to 2008, when the New York City-based act was steadily gaining attention from the release of self-titled debut, which had come out in late January of that year. Last night in advance of the release of their highly-anticipated third studio album Modern Vampires of the City, which hits stores this coming Tuesday, Ezra Koenig & Co. were once again tapped to be the musical guest on the legendary late-night sketch show.

For their two-song appearance Vampire Weekend delivered the jittery Strokes meets Buddy Holly-influenced Diane Young, and bouncy Unbelievers with the help of a three-piece horn section and additional keyboard player. Let’s check them out…

Vampire Weekend kick off their lengthy summer world tour on May 15, with a gig at the Agganis Arena in Boston, MA.

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