Vampire Weekend announce ‘Father Of The Bride’ album: Hear ‘2021’ and ‘Harmony Hall’

It marks the first Vampire Weekend record in six years...

24.01.19, Words by: Felicity Martin

Vampire Weekend have just revealed two new tracks from their forthcoming album, ‘Father Of The Bride’ – ‘2021’ and ‘Harmony Hall’.

‘Harmony Hall’ revolves around housey piano stabs with a soaring chorus and finds additional production by former member Rostam Batmanglij, while ‘2021’ is a sparser number.

The 18-track album is due to be released in Spring via Columbia, and will be the first album from Vampire Weekend since 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires of the City’.

Since then, the band’s Ezra Koenig has been busy touring, releasing an anime series on Netflix called Neo Yokio, hosting his Time Crisis show on Beats1, as well as co-writing Beyoncé’s ‘Hold Up’.

The band recently launched a competition for fans to guess what ‘FOTB’ stood for, which generated some amusing replies.

A couple of days ago, they teased the new tracks with a two-hour long video titled ‘120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars’.

One week ago, Koenig revealed some information about the forthcoming record on his Instagram, writing: “Many of you have been hungry for information and we’ve given you very little. I don’t like talking abt a project while in the middle of making it. I usually regret everything I say cuz it turns out to be wrong (so disregard anything I may have said in the past 5 years.) I thought abt making a recording diary to tide over the people leaving intense comments but…to me, the album IS the recording diary…man.⁣”

Listen to the two new tracks below.

‘Father Of The Bride’ will be released in Spring by Columbia Records.