Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig: “Being into preppy things aged 29 is a bit stunted”

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend explains how the band have rejected their self-consciously preppy image, in the new issue of Uncut (dated November 2013), out now.

November 2013

In 1983, I picked up a copy of a book called Stick, on a whim. It was written by someone I hadn't heard of previously: Elmore Leonard, who died in August. The book was brilliant and turned me into an addict.

Vampire Weekend reveal new songs ‘Diane Young’ and ‘Step’

Vampire Weekend debuted two new songs from their upcoming album late last night(March 18). Listen to them both below. The New York aired new tracks 'Diane Young' and 'Step', teasing fans with the news on Twitter. "We're dropping a double a-side single today – Diane Young/ Step. Get Ready" wrote the band. Both songs are taken from Vampire Weekend's forthcoming third studio album 'Modern Vampires Of The City', due for release via XL Recordings on May 6.

Vampire Weekend name new album via newspaper classified advert – and announce UK gig

Vampire Weekend have announced details of their new album, which will be titled Modern Vampires Of The City. The band have also revealed they are to play a one-off UK show on May 8 at The Troxy in London. The band teased the name of their forthcoming third album, which will be released in May, last week and today placed the album title in the classified section of the New York Times under the 'Lost And Found' header. Having tipped fans off to their PR stunt via Twitter, the band then confirmed the album title and release date in a second tweet.
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