Vampire Weekend releases two new tracks from forthcoming album FOTB

Vampire Weekend Confirm New Album ‘Father of the Bride,’ Share Two Tracks

After nearly a year of teasing, we finally have new music from indie-rock auteurs Vampire Weekend.

"2021" was written by Ezra Koenig & Haruomi Hosono and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid & Ezra Koenig.

The first new song, "Harmony Hall", is typical of the band's arty pop style but with an infusion of folk and a Grateful Dead-esque guitar solo.

Harmony Hall and 2021 are the first to be lifted from the tracklist of the band's upcoming LP, which, after much speculation, has been revealed as "Father Of The Bride". Harmony Hall is a glorious five-minute indie opus, while 2021 clocks in at just under two minutes and is a much more stripped back affair in comparison.

Artists Vampire Weekend performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2014, in Manchester, Tennessee. The photo, a blank screen with a simple file folder titled "FOTB", opened the band's new chapter with an explanation of the upcoming months.

The album will be the first since the amicable departure of keyboardist and co-songwriter Rostam Batmanglij, who Koenig said did contribute to parts of the new album. He spoke extensively about features on the album and explained one feature is Steve Lacey of The Internet.

The band have teased their return for months, recently asking fans to guess the name of their incoming album. Their music was really popular from notable albums such as Vampire Weeknd, Contra and Modern Vampires of the City which even won a Grammy Award.



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