Bands Like Vampire Weekend or Cayucas?
June 23, 2014 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Um, what bands do you know of that are similar in sound to Vampire Weekend or Cayucas? K thx bye.
posted by joelhunt to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: It's hard for me to answer because I'm not a fan, but try Music Map to find artists similar to other artists.
posted by glaucon at 10:23 AM on June 23, 2014

Foster the People?
posted by quincunx at 10:26 AM on June 23, 2014

For the same African influence Vampire weekend has, Paul Simon's Graceland is the most obvious influence. Maybe obvious but I suppose there are young people unfamiliar with it?
posted by mattholomew at 10:28 AM on June 23, 2014

Best answer: You might want to try's similar artist page, I've found a lot of great artists using it. Here's the one for Vampire Weekend and one for Cayucas.
posted by fallingleaves at 10:31 AM on June 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

The one-off album John Wizards is kind of like what Vampire Weekend might sound like if they were actually African and good
posted by theodolite at 10:40 AM on June 23, 2014 [4 favorites]

posted by box at 10:41 AM on June 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

This previous question about indie songs with the steel drum sound might have some good ideas for you.
posted by carsonb at 11:17 AM on June 23, 2014

Tame Impala?
posted by winterportage at 11:25 AM on June 23, 2014

The falsetto-ish voice of the Vampire Weekend guy sounds like Belle and Sebastian to me. Sea and Cake maybe. Real Estate? New Pornographers? AC Newman? Lots of bands seem to affect that low thumpy meandery guitar and weak vocals thing. So there's lots to choose from I think =)
posted by mermily at 7:39 PM on June 23, 2014

VW are Clash-influenced, so I say add some Sandinista! to that mix.
posted by cocoagirl at 8:36 PM on June 23, 2014

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