Give it a name Vampire Weekend’s new album is called ‘FOTB’ - but what could it mean?

Vampire Weekend’s new album is called ‘FOTB’ - but what could it mean?

It’s no ‘Mitsubishi Macchiato’, but what could ‘FOTB’ stand for?

After waiting for what feels like forever, Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig made a statement on the band’s hugely anticipated fourth album on his Instagram yesterday.

After talking about his thinking process behind the 5+ year gap since third album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’, Ezra revealed that new music will be with us very soon. “We’re gonna start releasing music next week,” he wrote. “There will be three 2-song drops every month until the record is out.”

The Instagram post comes along with an image of a folder on a computer called ‘FOTB’ - the title of the new album. To be honest, here at DIY HQ we’re pretty devastated that the working title of ‘Mitsubishi Macchiato’ has been canned. “At some point early on, the album drifted from the Mitsubishi Macchiato aesthetic,” Ezra wrote. “It was a helpful guiding principle tho. Working titles are important too.⁣”

Despite the disappointment, and in advance of that first 2-song drop next week, we thought we’d start some speculation on what the album could actually be called. So, ‘FOTB’?

-‘Fart On The Bus’

-‘Funk On The Bunk’

-‘Fingers On The Buzzer’

-‘Fear Of The Blogger’

-‘Fondle Of The Boys’

-‘Feet On The Balcony’

-‘Face Of The Band’ - the debut Ezra Koenig solo album

-‘First One To Blow’

-‘Flight Of The Bonchords’

-‘Fuck (All) Of These Bitches’

-‘Fresh Off The Boat’

-‘Full Of The Bullshit’

-‘Flavour Of The Bleak’

-‘Fly Over That Bin’

-‘Fuck Off Topic Banter’

-‘Flossing On The Bus’-

-‘Falafel: Only The Best’

Which will it be? (Probably none, let’s face it)

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