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Arcade Fire - 100% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Strokes - 100% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1999, by the end of the following year the Strokes were being hyped as the most important rock band of the new millennium and hailed as the second coming of the Velvet Underground. Other, less forgiving critics dismissed them as a group of rich kids offering a pale pastiche of any number of great guitar rock bands.Julian Read more

The Shins - 96% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, the Shins was originally envisioned as a poppier offshoot of indie band Flake Music. James Mercer (26 December 1970, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; guitar/vocals), Jesse Sandoval (drums) and Marty Crandall (b. Martin Lesley Crandall; keyboards) formed the Shins in 1997 following the release of Flake Music’s sole album, When You Land Here, Read more

Phoenix - 87% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Two Door Cinema Club - 85% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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Bombay Bicycle Club - 83% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Vaccines - 82% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Grouplove - 80% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ra Ra Riot - 75% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Spoon - 75% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Austin, Texas, USA-based alt rock outfit was formed in 1993 by Britt Daniel (vocals/guitar), Jim Eno (drums), Andy Maguire (bass) and Wendel Stivers (guitar). Influenced by the likes of the Pixies, Sonic Youth, and Gang Of Four, main songwriters Daniel and Eno took their band’s name from their favourite Can song (off the German experimentalists’ 1972 release, Ege Read more

Foster The People - 73% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Young The Giant - 72% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
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MGMT - 70% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Based in Brooklyn, New York City, this US band comprises Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. The duo met at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and formed MGMT aka the Management in 2002, initially as a vehicle for their experiments with synthesizers and drum machines. Over time the experiments morphed into a full-blown project. The Time To Pretend EP was releas Read more

Arctic Monkeys - 69% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The remarkable rise of this UK indie rock outfit can be attributed to the power of the Internet in helping promote unknown bands. The Arctic Monkeys were an underground phenomenon who gained mainstream recognition when their witty, literate post-punk stomper ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ reached the top of the UK singles chart in November 2005.

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Death Cab For Cutie - 69% match to Vampire Weekend

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1997 and originating from the college town of Bellingham, Washington, USA (but since relocated to Seattle), Death Cab For Cutie has endured numerous comparisons to similarly styled alternative rock outfits such as Built To Spill and Modest Mouse, although the band’s sound is equally influenced by renowned UK acts such as the Beatles, the Cure and the Kinks, while Read more


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