Let’s be honest, we’re all hanging on for the new Vampire Weekend album. Four years on from ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’, Ezra Koenig has hinted that the band’s long-awaited fourth album is very close to being finished indeed.
Replying to a fan on Twitter, Koenig - aka DIY’s Ultimate Indie Dreamboat - revealed that the new album is “80% done”.
“The last 20% is always the hardest,” though, he added.
Earlier this year, our boy Ezra penned a much more detailed post on the new album on Instagram.
“every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend album,” he wrote.
“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”
View the new info below and pray the last 20% of VW LP4 is a quick process, eh?