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Vampire Weekend Share Update on New Album

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Vampire Weekend have posted an update on Instagram about their upcoming 18-track album.

    I know that 5-6 years is considered a long time between records. Personally, I think it’s a dignified pace befitting a band that’s already placed three albums in stores but everyone has their own sense of time. (I swear the time between 3 & 4 felt shorter to me than 2 & 3. I may be in the minority on this one.) ⁣

    This album didn’t really take any longer to write/record than MVOTC. We just took more time on the front end to chill. I’ll admit I may have stretched out the mixing/mastering process (aka THE END) a little bit cuz spending half the day with my family & half the day at Ariel’s is my ideal life-rhythm & it’s painful to say goodbye to that rhythm.⁣

    Many of you have been hungry for information and we’ve given you very little. I don’t like talking abt a project while in the middle of making it. I usually regret everything I say cuz it turns out to be wrong (so disregard anything I may have said in the past 5 years.) I thought abt making a recording diary to tide over the people leaving intense comments but…to me, the album IS the recording diary…man.⁣

    It’s called “FOTB” (well those are the initials – that’s a VW tradition) and it’s 18 songs. Picked the name a few years ago. At some point early on, the album drifted from the Mitsubishi Macchiato aesthetic. It was a helpful guiding principle tho. Working titles are important too.⁣

    It’s a lot of songs but they all belong there. (If you disagree, you can always say it was 6 songs too long & make a lil 12-song playlist version of it.) At first, I wanted to make two 23-song albums on some human chromosome shit but then 23&me started doing Spotify playlists and I don’t know…felt we’d been scooped.⁣

    Is it a double album? The vinyl will be double so…yes? It’s about 59 minutes long. We can talk more abt that later – if u care. To me, it’s just FOTB.⁣

    Anyway, we’re gonna start releasing music next week. After all that waiting, you should have the general schedule:⁣

    -There will be three 2-song drops every month until the record is out. 1. hh/2021 2. s/bb 3. tl/uw. (plans can change that’s the plan)⁣

    Thank you for ur patience,⁣ Ezra

  2. Mason


    Was a bit underwhelmed by their last album, but still jam out to some songs from their S/T and Contra. Looking forward to new stuff.
  3. Dog Fish

    soups up

    Hot fucking damn. This is exciting. New music next week!!!
  4. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Loved their last release. Anticipating this one for sure.
  5. skoopy


    I mean, modern vampires was for sure their best but ya know.

    Neat statement/news and such
  6. TomG

    Regular Supporter

    I’m interested to see how this sounds with less of a Rostam involvement. Their production has always been really cool so I’m pumped for this.
  7. TJ Wells

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    So I've read this over and the idea is that they're gonna slowly release the album, two songs at a time, over the next three months? Cause 3*2=6*3=18
  8. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    2 songs a month so 6 songs before the albums out meaning an April release date?
  9. TJ Wells

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    But it says "there will be three two song drops every month until the record is out."

    And reading it back now I see. It's still a bit confusingly worded, though. Annnnd he left out the Oxford Comma. That clever fucker.
  10. SEANoftheDEAD


    Modern Vampires is one of my faves of all time. Please dont let us down.
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  11. AMC


    Can't wait! Love VW
  12. Ska Senanake


    Diane Young is pretty awesome though.
  13. Mason


    Agreed. I didn't think it was a bad album, just didn't stick with me much. Diane Young is a great song though.
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  14. SuNDaYSTaR


    I'm so ready for more music from these guys.
  15. TJ Wells Jan 18, 2019
    (Last edited: Jan 18, 2019)
    TJ Wells

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    modern vampires is their best album by a mile, right? This thread has been weird. Someone back me up.
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  16. JRGComedy

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  17. somethingwitty


    Hannah Hunt is absolutely beautiful, the highlight of Modern Vampires
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  18. SuNDaYSTaR


    You are right.
  19. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    Yay! More Ezra Koenig name-dropping cities and countries as lyrics!

    Nah but for real, this could be good.
  20. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    Agreed. Easily my favourite VW song ever.
  21. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    I'm going to back this, and I'd say that it's the only one that really holds up at all. I can't even listen to the s/t or Contra anymore without cringing but Modern Vampires is just a timeless album.
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  22. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Agree. I wish the bridge from that song went on forever.
  23. DooDooBird


    Modern Vampires runs circles around their other albums. Def their best.
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