Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson formed Vampire Weekend in 2006 while attending Columbia University in New York City. In 2007 the band signed to XL Recordings. Their self-titled debut album was released in early 2008. The band's second full-length release, Contra arrived in early 2010. Vampire Weekend continue refining their sound with compelling melodies and well-crafted lyrics on their third album, Modern Vampires Of The City.