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Vampire Weekend, Live In ConcertKCRW

Whether its members see it as blessing or a curse, Vampire Weekend's early success placed the band squarely under a microscope. Since even before the release of its first album, Vampire Weekend's clever lyrics and use of worldly rhythms have commanded attention; fortunately, the group's fame hasn't waned as its music has become more dynamic and confident.

The New York band recently visited the West Coast for Coachella and took a night off to perform for a small audience of eager fans in Santa Monica for KCRW. The set included a handful of songs from the new Modern Vampires of The City, as well as classics that now seem wistful and carefree — listening feels almost like going back to school. You can watch the 12-song concert in its entirety right here, and hear an audio recording of the performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Set List
  • "White Sky"
  • "I Stand Corrected"
  • "Diane Young"
  • "Step"
  • "Diplomat's Son"
  • "Unbelievers"
  • "Ya Hey"
  • "Campus"
  • "Oxford Comma"
  • "Contra"
  • "One (Blake's Got A New Face)"
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