Vampire Weekend: Influences

Vampire Weekend: Influences

While some of the sounds that inform Vampire Weekend's brand of Afropop-influenced indie rock are more straightforward, such as Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel, others aren't as obvious. You wouldn't necessarily imagine the preppy four-piece finding inspiration in punk bands like The Clash and the Ramones, or in the ska-punk of Operation Ivy, but somehow it all makes sense.

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