Chosen by: Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend
They’re not peers, they’re older, but when I came to New York I interned at the studio they used to run in Harlem. Their first LP (2002’s ‘Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone’) came out before I went to college, and it had such a distinct sound. I love every song. It’s the band I’ve paid most in my life to go see.