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Vampire Weekend: "We've started many songs"

Vampire Weekend: "We've started many songs"

Vampire Weekend have confirmed to Rolling Stone that they're working on the follow-up to their 2011 album, Contra.

"We've started many songs," bassist Chris Baio told Rolling Stone. "Obviously we haven't been rushing it. We take it very seriously. We'll be incredibly psyched to share it with the world when it's done."

Released in January, 2011, Contra reached No 3 in the UK album charts and No 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in America.

In July, Vampire Weekend will headline the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago's Union Park, alongside Feist, Hot Chip and Godspeed You Black Emperor. This will be the New York band's first live performance since August, 2011.


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