Vampire Weekend debuted five new songs at a Lollapalooza aftershow last night (5th August), according to reports.
Last week, it was revealed we should expect something from the band before the end of September, after a Q3 drop was revealed in a projection report from new label, Sony.
Now, the follow up to 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ feels even closer, after frontman Ezra Koenig played four new tracks through an aux cable during a performance at Chicago’s Metro venue. The band then played another new song live.
A phone ban was in place at the show, meaning nothing was recorded from the performance, but a fan on Reddit described it as “very cool” and “def good”. What more do we need?
“The best way I could describe the sound is a more spacey and empty sounding record,” they wrote, “almost reminiscent of [Fleet Foxes’] ‘Crack Up’ in parts, but VERY bright and sunny – a summertime sound with almost a protest song sound vibe to them (no political lyrics I heard or anything like that), and then big dense flashes of instrumentation with heavy percussion and a slick, almost sexy taste of ’70s funk licks. Going to be an interesting record.”
Vampire Weekend are due in the UK in a matter of weeks, when they’ll headline this year’s End of the Road festival.