The college boys win at Los Angeles ceremony
Following votes fromNME.COM‘s US users, the Brooklyn band picked up the award, supported by Yahoo! Music, at the ceremony at the El Rey Theatre from guest presenter Danny Masterson.
Watch a video interview with Vampire Weekend below.
The other nominees were:
Band Of Horses
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.