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Ezra Koenig, líder de Vampire Weekend, ha compartido más información sobre el próximo álbum de la banda. El nuevo material ya no se titula “Mitsubishi Macchiato”, como previamente se reportó, y en su lugar llevará las iniciales “FOTB”. (Aún no se ha anunciado un título exacto). De acuerdo con su publicación en Instagram, Vampire Weekend planean hacer “tres lanzamientos de 2 canciones cada mes hasta que el disco salga”, a partir de la próxima semana, por lo que el álbum podría llegar en abril. “FOTB” también será un álbum doble de 18 canciones. Encuentra su nota completa a continuación.

El año pasado, Vampire Weekend ofrecieron sus primeras presentaciones en festivales en varios años antes de renovar su sitio web, regresar a Instagram y tocar más conciertos informales. “FOTB” marca su primer álbum sin el miembro fundador Rostam Batmanglij, quien dejó la banda en 2016. Su último disco, el excelente “Modern Vampires of the City”, llegó en 2013.

Vampire Weekend ofrecerán actuaciones este año a partir de mayo. Consulten el itinerario completo más abajo.

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To the fans:⁣ 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

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Vampire Weekend:

05-17-19 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
06-23 Dover, DEFirefly Music Festival
07-02-05 – Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
07-05-07 Ewijk, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole Festival
07-11 Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
07-12 Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive Festival