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Old 01-24-19, 07:49 AM
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Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride -- April 2019

Vampire Weekend have shared two new songs, “Harmony Hall” and “2021.” It’s the first we’re hearing from the band’s fourth album. After much speculation, the initials FOTB have been revealed to stand for Father Of The Bride.

In a Beats 1 interview, Koenig revealed that former member Rostam Batmanglij worked on “Harmony Hall” and one other song on the album, and Greg Leisz plays the guitar solo on “Harmony Hall.” The VW frontman also talked about how “2021” samples music that Japanese composer Haruomi Hosono made for Muji in the ’80s as background music for their stores. Ariel Rechtshaid co-produced both songs with Koenig.

Last week, Koenig took to Instagram to reveal plans for a double album — 18 songs, about 59 minutes long — that will be out in April. “Harmony Hall” and “2021” are the first in a trio of two-song drops. The other pair of pairs will be released in the coming months.

FOTB is the band’s first album since 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City, and their first without the full-time participation of Batmanglij.


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I liked their first two albums but never listened to their third. Kinda forgot about them.
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I liked their first two albums but never listened to their third. Kinda forgot about them.
Shit, that third album, Modern Vampires of the City is like my favorite album of recent years. I absolutely LOVE it.

Will have to listen to these tracks at lunch today when I get a moment. Excited for the new album
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Okay I frigging love Harmony Hall. That is a SOLID song.
2021 is just a throwaway track.
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Okay I frigging love Harmony Hall. That is a SOLID song.
2021 is just a throwaway track.
Agree 100%. I've played Harmony Hall a lot already. Loving that song.
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Way more laid back, but Harmony Hall is absolutely great. I hope the majority of the album is like this track.

I'm guessing they'll be going on tour again soon. Last time when Modern Vampires of the City came out, they stopped by ACL Fest. For me, it was by far the best show that year.
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I honestly forgot about them. I did love Contra though. Glad they are back.
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Yeah, Contra is a really solid album. That was my introduction to them.
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Tour announced :

Vampire Weekend 2019 Tour Dates:
05/17 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Fest
06/05 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
06/07 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
06/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion
06/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
06/11 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
06/12 – St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theatre
06/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
06/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
06/16 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/18 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
06/21 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
06/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
07/02-05 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/05-07 – Beuningen, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
07/11-13 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
07/11-13 – Oeiras, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
08/16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
08/17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
08/18 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
08/20 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
08/21 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live
08/24 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center
08/25 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
08/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
08/30 – Norfolk, VA @ Ted Constant Convocation Center
09/03 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
09/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
09/06 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
09/08 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
09/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
09/27 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
09/28 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield
10/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/03 – San Diego, CA @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
10/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/08 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
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YES! My son and I are pumped they will stopping here.

I am always amazed how random routes concert tours take, some seem so inefficient.
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Dang... No Detroit stop...
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No Vegas either And they won't be in L. A. until after my daughter goes away for college so for her graduation present I will be flying her back to her birth place of Indianapolis and see Vampire Weekend there. Turning into a pretty freaking expensive concert for a lawn show. Thanks Ezra
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I am glad I got my tickets early the show in OKC sold out in about 10 days.
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I didn't care much for their first album, didn't even hear their 2nd, but I really liked their 3rd album, and judging from these early songs, I think I'll really enjoy this new one too, so I went ahead and pre-ordered the vinyl.
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DIRECTED BY JONAH HILL

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Don't know how I missed that before. Hey, it's a HS Graduation present!

Two new songs out today. I love This Life. Very catchy. More ambivilent about Unbearably White. Will need a few more listens to be sure how I feel about it.

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I just received an email today that I get this cd free with my ticket purchase. Had an option to upgrade to an LP copy. Nice surprise.
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^ Got my email a month ago or more. I upgraded my daughter's copy to vinyl but got a CD for me.
I think that's a common thing artists are doing now. Got free new CDs with recent Robert Plant, Sting, David Byrne and Paul McCartney shows. Maybe others.
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T Minus 1 Hour...

So looking forward to listening this tonight.
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Got the (limited orange) vinyl in the mail today.

Thought they mistakenly sent me two copies, but the other one was an unwrapped empty outer sleeve signed by the band. Pretty cool little surprise.

Listened the the whole thing once, and if flows really well as an album. I dig it, and the pre-released songs work much better within the context of the whole album. Vinyl sounds really good too, great dynamic range!
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Got the (limited orange) vinyl in the mail today.

Thought they mistakenly sent me two copies, but the other one was an unwrapped empty outer sleeve signed by the band. Pretty cool little surprise.

Listened the the whole thing once, and if flows really well as an album. I dig it, and the pre-released songs work much better within the context of the whole album. Vinyl sounds really good too, great dynamic range!

We are still waiting for our copy but my daughter is acutely aware that the band signed a limited number of copies and will be so disappointed if she doesn't get one. Her hopes are so up for that one.
Do me a favor and post a picture if you get a chance.

She's such a super-fan that she bought these earrings yesterday off Etsy after Ezra posted them on his Instagram feed


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Listened once through, but will do a few more at work today. It's good. Not their best. Rostam departure is definitely felt. I liked his album a lot.
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We are still waiting for our copy but my daughter is acutely aware that the band signed a limited number of copies and will be so disappointed if she doesn't get one. Her hopes are so up for that one.
Do me a favor and post a picture if you get a chance.

She's such a super-fan that she bought these earrings yesterday off Etsy after Ezra posted them on his Instagram feed

If you don't get a signed sleeve, PM me your address and I'll send you mine.
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