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Hear Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’ and ‘Step,’ Fresh Off the New Album

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Vampire Weekend just dropped two songs from their upcoming third albumModern Vampires of the City (out May 7 via XL).

The New York quartet’s latest double A-side single features the recently unveiled “Diane Young” and another cut from the group’s highly anticipated new LP, “Step.”

“Diane Young,” a song SPIN’s Jordan Sargent previously described as “an uptempo number with a soft, airy hook,” made its official debut today (March 18) on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio show. The radio host briefly spoke with frontman Ezra Koenig, who said he and his bandmates took their time while working on the pending full-length, so they could wait until it was “the freshest thing we could release.” He added, “We’re really proud and psyched for everybody to hear it.”

Fans can pre-order Modern Vampires of the City tomorrow (March 19) through iTunes. Anyone who secures a copy in advance will receive an instant download of “Diane Young.” A limited edition 7-inch vinyl version of this fresh one-two punch will become available for purchase on April 9.

Listen to “Diane Young” and “Step” down below, and scroll further for Vampire Weekend’s upcoming tour dates.

Vampire Weekend 2013 tour dates:

April 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 16 – Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall at UC Davis
April 17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
April 18 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 15 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
May 16 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
May 17 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
May 20 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
May 23 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
May 24 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
June 23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
August 2-4 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
August 9 – Squamish, BC @ Squamish Music Festival