Vampire Weekend Surprises Fans with New Music

posted by Andrew Harms - 

Vampire Weekend was in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza - and did NOT play any new songs during their set.

But.

During an intimate after-show performance at The Metro - Ezra came out and played the crowd 4 1/2 new songs of his PHONE.  Here's a description from someone in the crowd:

The new stuff was very cool and def good…The best way I could describe the sound is a more spacey and empty sounding record, almost reminiscent of [Fleet Foxes’] Crack Up in parts, but VERY bright and sunny – a summertime sound with almost a protest song sound vibe to them (no political lyrics I heard or anything like that), and then big dense flashes of instrumentation with heavy percussion and a slick almost sexy taste of 70s funk licks. Going to be an interesting record. They haven’t mastered anything but said they have a big amount of material with many different versions they are sorting through.

I'll never forget this night. ezra played some songs from the new album. they sat on stage and we had the first #lp4 listening party. such an intimate, incredible show. "chicago, you are our true fans. you deserve a taste of this album." ❤️ #vampireweekend

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