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Watch Vampire Weekend ‘Step’ Into ‘Live From the Artists Den’

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Vampire Weekend recently co-headlined an episode of PBS’ Austin City Limits with Grizzly Bear, and soon SPIN’s 2013 Band of the Year will appear on another PBS program, Live From the Artists Den. The men behind Modern Vampires of the City — the third Best Album of 2013, FYI — will feature on the concert series on February 22, and producers behind the show have shared a preview of what to expect. Recorded in the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen library in Manhattan (because, really, where else should a rock concert be held?), the teaser clip catches a quiet performance of “Step,” a MVOTC highpoint that balances its lyrical heft with airy instrumentation. Unfortunately, Danny Brown does not drop in to defend his girl. Watch the intimate video above, and find VW’s tour dates below.

Vampire Weekend tour dates:

March 29-30 – Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile
April 1 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ Rock N’Fall Festival
April 1-2 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza Argentina
April 3-5 – Bogota, Columbia @ Festival Estereo Picnic
April 5-6 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brazil
April 24-25 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
April 27 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 28 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Furnaces
April 30-May 1 – Miami Beach, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach
May 3 – Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Music Festival
May 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
May 31 – June 1 – Houston, TX @ Free Press Summer Festival
June 6-8 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival