Vampire Weekend Announced a Double Photo album, With First Singles Out In a few days


It’s been almost six years given that Vampire Weekend released their 2013 album,   Modern Vampires of the City , and the music group is finally releasing some songs this year.

Frontman Ezra Koenig took to Instagram Thursday (Jan. 17) to reveal the initials for the upcoming 18-track double album’s title, FOTB .   “It’ s a lot of tracks but they all belong there. (If you disagree, you can always say it had been 6 songs too long & create a lil 12-song playlist version from it. ), ” he wrote within the lengthy caption. “At first, I needed to make two 23-song albums upon some human chromosome shit however 23& me started doing Spotify playlists and I don’ t know… felt we’ d been acquired. ⁣ ”

This individual also said the band may release “ three 2-song falls every month until the record is out, ” starting next week.

“ Many of you have been hungry for info and we’ ve given you hardly any, ” he continued.   “I don’ t like talking abt a project while in the middle of making this. I usually regret everything I state cuz it turns out to be wrong (so disregard anything I may have mentioned in the past 5 years. ) I think abt making a recording diary in order to tide over the people leaving intensive comments but… to me, the record IS the recording diary… man. ⁣ ”

No formal release date has been revealed for  FOTB , or a complete album title. See Koenig’s blog post below.

To the followers: ⁣ I know that 5-6 many years is considered a long time between records. Individually, I think it’ s a sensible pace befitting a band that’ s already placed three cds in stores but everyone has their own feeling of time. (I swear the time among 3 & 4 felt smaller to me than 2 & several. I may be in the minority about this one. ) ⁣ ⁣ This particular album didn’ t really consider any longer to write/record than MVOTC. We just took more time in the front end to chill. I’ lmost all admit I may have stretched out the particular mixing/mastering process (aka THE END) a little bit cuz spending half your day with my family & half the morning at Ariel’ s is our ideal life-rhythm & it’ t painful to say goodbye to that tempo. ⁣ ⁣ Many of you have been starving for information and we’ ve given you very little. I don’ capital t like talking abt a project whilst in the middle of making it. I usually repent everything I say cuz as it happens to be wrong (so disregard everything I may have said in the past five years. ) I thought abt creating a recording diary to tide on the people leaving intense comments but… to me, the album IS the documenting diary… man. ⁣ ⁣ It’ s called “ FOTB” (well those are the initials – that’ s a VW tradition) plus it’ s 18 songs. Selected the name a few years ago. At some point in early stages, the album drifted from the Mitsubishi Macchiato aesthetic. It was an useful guiding principle tho. Working game titles are important too. ⁣ ⁣ It’ s a lot of songs but they almost all belong there. (If you differ, you can always say it was 6 tunes too long & make a lil 12-song playlist version of it. ) In the beginning, I wanted to make two 23-song cds on some human chromosome clips but then 23& me started performing Spotify playlists and I don’ big t know… felt we’ d already been scooped. ⁣ ⁣ Is it the double album? The vinyl is going to be double so… yes? It’ t about 59 minutes long. We are able to talk more abt that later on – if u care. In my opinion, it’ s just FOTB. ⁣ ⁣ Anyway, we’ re going to start releasing music next week. In fact that waiting, you should have the general routine: ⁣ ⁣ -There will be 3 2-song drops every month until the report is out. 1 . hh/2021 2 . s/bb 3. tl/uw. (plans can change that’ s the plan)⁣ ⁣ Thanks to ur patience, ⁣ Ezra

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