Arcade Fire are not the only ones preparing a new album, apparently so are Vampire Weekend. They premiered a new song at Cleveland’s House of Blues, where they were playing their first show in more than 2 years, last Thursday night.
The song is very catchy and sounds like a simple foot-tapping-enthusiastic-hand-clapping tune played with fast upbeat guitar, vocal harmonies and a cool synth solo at the end that reminds their previous work, although it is not as Africanized than what they have previously done.
Vampire weekend will be headlining the Pitchfork Music Festival this Sunday, so they may play again this new song #2 (as it was written on the setlist) as well as other brand new ones.
According to Rolling Stone, Exclaim and NME, frontman Ezra Koening said last month that the band had ‘a ton of stuff’ and that 80% of the new album was already written:
‘We're working on our album. It's been a long process. We always try to write and record at the same time. So we've always got some ProTools session demo that tends to actually turn into the finished product. I think we have 80 per cent of the songs now. ‘
He also added they were planning for a release this year although ‘more and more I’m realizing it’s something you almost have no control over’
I guess it is another very anticipated album after the success of their 2010 ‘Contra’.
distinct and wondrous without being obvious or obnoxious
except for the title track the songs are on vacation
simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs
essentially a disco remix of “Rocket Man” featuring one of the the UK’s biggest stars…
“I literally really need you to jump up and down”
Friday night might kill us but Thursday evening is a blast
it just isn’t the triumph she needed after six years
an impressive sonic ride.
a high-spirited Post Pandemic anthem