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Ezra Koenig Shares Lengthy Update on New Vampire Weekend Album, Which Is Still Called Mitsubishi Macchiato

Vampire Weekend’s last album was 2013’s awesome Modern Vampires of the City. Since then, multi-instrumentalist Rostam left the band, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson released solo records, and Ezra Koenig was a visible advocate for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election cycle. Not much about new Vampire Weekend music has been announced, however, but today, Koenig gave a lengthy update on LP4 via Instagram. In the post, he talked about what the band has been doing since 2013, and what Mitsubishi Macchiato—the album’s working title—will sound like.

“what else can I tell you without playing myself?” he wrote. “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.”

Find the full post below.

every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend album. 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 🍍🔥🍍🎶🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌚

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