It's been six years since Vampire Weekend released their third album Modern Vampires of the City and the band is now readying to release their next album. On Jan. 24, Vampire Weekend released the first two tracks, the single "Harmony Hall" and "2021."
On "Harmony Hall," former bandmate Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid teamed up to work on production of the track which lasts 5 minutes long. Batmanglij left in 2016 to pursue solo projects including production. "2021" is shorter in length and could pass as an interlude. That's not particularly a bad thing when the upcoming album titled Father of the Bride is set to be an 18-track album.
Father of the Bride does not have a tentative release date yet but is expected by spring or early summer. Vampire Weekend will be releasing four additional tracks in pairs before the album drops. If fans decide to purchase the album on vinyl, it will be pressed as a double LP. The artwork for the album, an earth globe, can be seen at the end of each song's official audio clips—"Harmony Hall" above and "2021" below.
Vampire Weekend will be performing at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shore, Alabama on May 17, 18 and 19. For ticket pricing and availability, click here for event details.