Vampire Weekend will at last make their proper return to the stage after four years away, besides a stint doing little gigs for Bernie Sanders rallies in 2016. Their last full-fledged show was at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2014. Since then, queer singer-songwriter Rostam Batmanglij has left the band.
It's been ten years this week since the band's self-titled debut smash album was released, and five since their sophomore EP, Modern Vampires in the City.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Ezra Koenig of the band revealed details about a forthcoming new album what's near completion:
"The last album was kind of our darker one. A little more somber, a lot of death and kind of sadness. And unfortunately I can't fully shake that. There's always going to be an element of that. But I liked the name Mitsubishi Macchiato (working title) because it reminded me to wake up a little bit too and maybe get back to some other vibes. It's going to be a mix. That last album felt very kind of autumnal, wintry, and I wanted to do something that at least has elements of springtime."
Their new show will be headlining the End Of The Road Festival late this summer in London, alongside St. Vincent, Feist, and Ezra Furman. More info here.
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