Vampire Weekend named Best New Band at NME Awards USA

The college boys win at Los Angeles ceremony

Vampire Weekend won Best New Indie/Alternative Band at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles tonight (April 23).

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

Black Kids

MGMT

Paramore

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.