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The story’s been told time and again that Vampire Weekend were once just four guys bouncing around Columbia University making music before they hit it big. While at Columbia, frontman Ezra Koenig was an English and Creative Writing major and contributed to on-campus publications.

A 2006 edition of Quarto, the undergraduate literary magazine of the university’s creative writing department, was recently unearthed. In it, you can find a five-paragraph short story called “Off the Grid” by Koenig, then a college senior. It deals with themes familiar to any Vampire Weekend fan: love, New York, finding your place in the world. Also, his contributor’s bio is as prescient as prescient gets:

Ezra Koenig is a senior English and Creative Writing major. He enjoys writing short prose pieces and pop songs, especially about post-hippie domesticity and the tenuous connection between preppiness and colonialism.

(via Pitchfork)

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Ezra Koenig and Steve Buscemi talk about the status of New York City for AOL’s Park Bench

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Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij at The Opening Night party of 'This Is Our Youth' on Broadway at The Cort Theatre in NYC

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Ezra Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij at The Opening Night party of 'This Is Our Youth' on Broadway at The Cort Theatre in NYC

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“getting ready for opening night of this is our youth” (via Rostam’s instagram)

getting ready for opening night of this is our youth” (via Rostam’s instagram)

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Baio, CT and Ezra visiting Tottenham Hotspur with Nihal Arthanayake 

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“1993”
(via Rostam’s instagram)

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(via Rostam’s instagram)

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