If you're not familiar with Vampire Weekend, they are blowing up right now. They just performed on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and everyone seems to be buzzing about these guys. The band is made up of four guys, who all met while attending Columbia University.
They were just named The Year's Best New Band By Spinner, and appear on the cover of the magazine. They toured with the Shins last year which got them a lot of attention.
VW call their type of music Upper West Side Soweto, unfluenced by popular African music and Western classical music. Check out their SNL performance.