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A film clip, album art, two new songs, and a release date: Vampire Weekend detail upcoming album

Vampire Weekend are treating us damn fine, serving up some more goss around their forthcoming album Father of the Bride, and staying true to their promise of releasing two songs each month until the album’s release.

The two new songs, Big Blue and Sunflower, came with more details of the new album, including a release date. It’s May 3rd.

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Vampire Weekend have dropped two new songs from Father of the Bride, as well as a release date, album art, and a teaser for an upcoming video clip.

Sunflower is built on a dynamic wall of sound; it’s abrasive staccato delivered in a harmonic way. It sees a feature from The Internet’s Steve Lacy atop some classic Vampire Weekend beats. Big Blue stays truer to the band’s signature sound, but with looser, Mac Demarco-esque guitars.

Both songs feature production by Vampire Weekend’s own Ezra Koenig alongside Ariel Rechtshaid, with DJ Dahi co-producing Big Blue.

Vampire Weekend have also revealed that the film clip for Sunflower is coming soon, and in an unexpected turn of events, allege that funny guy Jonah Hill directed it.

What’s more, the band have given us a peak at the cover art for Father of the Bride.

Vampire Weekend’s new album will be the first they’ve dropped in almost six years. Last month they released the first two songs off the record: 2021 and Harmony Hall.

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March 7, 2019

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