Vampire Weekend release two new tracks
Jan 24, 2019
Previewed by a two-hour guitar loop teaser, new Vampire Weekend tracks ‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’ have today been released through Columbia Records.
The pair of new songs are the first to be released of the 18 tracks comprising Vampire Weekend’s forthcoming fourth album, ‘Father of the Bride’, due out in spring 2019.
‘Father of the Bride’ closes a six-year gap since 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ —a period during which the band's Ezra Koenig was anything but idle. In addition to touring the world and winning a Best Alternative Grammy for ‘Modern Vampires…’, Koenig released his Netflix anime series ‘Neo Yokio’, continued to host his Time Crisis show on Beats1, co-wrote and produced Beyonce’s ‘Hold Up’… all the while living the experiences and observations that would inform the next Vampire Weekend album.
‘Harmony Hall’ was written by Ezra Koenig and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid & Ezra Koenig, with additional production by Rostam Batmanglij.
Listen to ‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’ here.