10 yrs ago I met these polite Columbia grads. A few months later we went up to Poughkeepsie for a show and they made me come with them to a Vassar party afterwards. And this happened. (via @krisirvingchen)
“Campus,” the sixth song on Vampire Weekend, was written by keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij before the band was ever formed. The version that appears on the album is very different from Batmanglij’s original version, presented here. Instead of an indie rock track with Afropop influence, “Campus” appears here with no guitars or keyboards, and minimal drums, all replaced by a luscious string ensemble. Batmanglij’s vocal delivery is softer than Koenig’s, and the song takes a completely different attitude from the final version that appears on Vampire Weekend.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND NEW MUSIC PREVIEW - FLOWER MOON: Today at their second show at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA, Vampire Weekend previewed a snippet of a new song from LP4 called, Flower Moon, featuring Steve Lacy.
Ezra Koenig gives an “update” on Vampire Weekend’s LP4
every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend
album. obviously, we gotta take our time & get it right but the fans
deserve some information. I know it feels like it’s been an eternity
since the last one but time…is strange. this is what’s been happening:
2013- MVOTC release 2014 – still touring/promoting 2015 – mental health year (putting 3 albums in stores was taxing), worked on a vibey project you’ll hear abt soon 2016- writing LP4, long days in the library researching w/ the grad students 2017
– recording, trying to finish ASAP what else can I tell you without
playing myself? hmm, it’s a lil more springtime than the last one.
guitar’s not dead. there are songs (currently) called “Conversation”
& “Flower Moon.” Flower Moon is hard to finish but I think it
belongs on the album. working title is still Mitsubishi Macchiato cuz it
is a helpful concept. I should probably stop there cuz all of that
information is subject to change & I can’t tell you the really good
stuff anyway 🍍🔥🍍🎶🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌚