Vampire Weekend hit the music scene with their self-titled debut in 2008, and was welcomed with immediate success, debuting on the Billboard 200 at #17.
Time, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork all included it on their "Best Of" lists. With a sound that mixes punk, pop, and African music, the band charmed critics and audiences alike. Their sophomore album Contra, released in 2010, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, with hit singles, "Holiday," "Giving Up the Gun," and "Cousins." The band's much anticipated third album is set to be released May 2013.
Genre: Indie Rock / Indie Pop
Jack Milas and Oli Chang began making music together as High Highs in their native Sydney, Australia, while working at the same recording studio. Chang was in another band at the time, but found himself drawn to Milas’ writing style. The pair plunged into a world of collaboration and invention. They discovered the basis of a band aesthetic by marrying Chang’s passion for electronic indie with Jack’s penchant for classic acoustic rock.
Widely tipped as “indie darlings” and a “band to watch” on the strength of an acclaimed EP, some high profile film and TV song placements, and a series of hypnotic live shows, High Highs have recently released their first album Open Season.