Indie rock superstars Vampire Weekend have been keeping quiet for the last few years after their award-winning 2013 effort Modern Vampires Of The City. Now, six years after releasing their last record, Vampire Weekend have shared plans for a new double album and new music coming this year!
On a post to his Instagram account, frontman Ezra Koenig shared many updates about the band and what fans should expect from them over the coming months. The record is initials FOTB, though the exact title is uncertain as of now. Koenig announced plan to start releasing music next week, with two songs being dropped for the next three months until the record is out (Koenig shared the initials of the tracks planned to be released: the first bunch is ‘hh‘ and ‘2021‘ (which should be out next week), followed by ‘s‘ and ‘bb,’ and finally ‘tl‘ and ‘uw’). Read his full post here:
Koenig also briefly detailed the process behind the record and what’s taken the band so long to return with new material. According to him, the band took a lot more time to just relax and establish a rhythm to their music, balancing it with life. Koenig himself said that he may have “may have stretched out the mixing/mastering process” just because he was living his ideal rhythm every day. The record is also 59-minutes long and features 18 songs.
Excited for new Vampire Weekend music? This will be Vampire Weekend’s first record without founding member Rostam Batmanglij, who left the band in 2016. Be sure to stick around so you don’t miss our review of the new tracks and album.