January 24, 2019
Listen to two new singles – ‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’ – now.
Vampire Weekend have revealed the title of their forthcoming album, Father Of The Bride.
The LP will be their first since 2013’s Modern Vampire Of The City.
VW have also released two tracks from the album – ‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’ – after having teased them with a two-hour video of a looped guitar riff taken from ‘Harmony Hall’.
According to a Beats 1 interview with Ezra Koenig, ‘Harmony Hall’ features production from ex-Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij and guitar from Greg Leisz and Dirty Projector’s Dave Longstreth.
In another interview with NPR, Koenig revealed that ‘2021’ samples a piece of music that Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono composed for Muji stores in Japan in the ’80s. Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis is also featured on the track, while The Internet’s Steve Lacey appears elsewhere on the album.
In a comment posted to Instagram, Koenig revealed the band’s intention to release two songs every month until the album is released.
Father Of The Bride will be released in the spring, listen to ‘2021’ below.
Though no physical format information has been revealed as yet, given the extensive vinyl releases for their past albums, it’s safe to assume there will be various options.
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