Vampire Weekend win Best New Live Act at NME Awards USA

The Ivy leaguers triumph in Los Angeles

Vampire Weekend have been named Best New Indie/Alternative Live Act at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles tonight (April 23).

The New Yorkers, noted for their Ivy League pedigree, topped the poll voted for by NME.COM‘s US users.

The other nominees were:

Band Of Horses

Black Kids

Santogold

MGMT

With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of the NME Awards in north America.

For more on the NME Awards USA, including the 2008 winners list, go to NME.COM/awardsusa.

Meanwhile, to watch a live stream from the ceremony head to NME’s Myspace page at Myspace.com/nmemagazine.