Indie rockers Vampire Weekend drop new music in six years

Lawrence Kim
January 26, 2019

After nearly a year of teasing, we finally have new music from indie-rock auteurs Vampire Weekend.

"2021" was inspired from a sample of synths from a song by the Japanese musician Haruomi Hosono.

Earlier this week, Vampire Weekend released two hours of hypnotic guitar loops as a teaser for "Harmony Hall".

Both new Vampire Weekend songs are the first taste of the band's new forthcoming fourth full-length studio album, which follows Modern Vampires of the City released back in 2013. "2021, will you think about me?/I could wait a year but I couldn't wait three", the lyrics read.

The band has also finally revealed the full title of their upcoming album: Father Of The Bride. Listen to the first two below.

Vampire Weekend are back, baby.

In a different interview with NPR, Koenig name-dropped a few notables that worked on the pair of tracks: Dave Longstreth played guitar on "Harmony", Danielle Haim is credited on the song, and Jenny Lewis sings the "boy" part in "2021". He spoke extensively about features on the album and explained one feature is Steve Lacey of The Internet. "There's something for us that just feels good about always showing two sides of the album", he told host Matt Wilkinson. Vampire Weekend, who haven't released music in 6 years, seemingly weren't keen to release the album's name either, and instead offered a reward via their Instagram for anyone who could crack the significance of the FOTB acronym.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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