Vampire Weekend new album details starting to trickle out

Ezra Koenig's Instagram has some new info on Mitsubishi Macchiato

March 24, 2017

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Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig shared new information about the band's upcoming fourth album, which is currently under the working title Mitsubishi Macchiato, via his personal Instagram account on Friday.

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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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In the post description, Koenig says the band is "recording, trying to finish ASAP," and that he's worked on a "vibey project" that we'll hear about soon. Whether that has anything to do with Vampire Weekend's LP4 or it's another project Koenig is working on is yet to be seen.

The new album will be the first for Vampire Weekend without founding member Rostam Batmanglij, meaning the new record could have a very different vibe as Batmanglij was instrumental in the production process of all three previous albums.

Mitsubishi Macchiato, if they stick with that name, will be the first new album from Vampire Weekend since 2013's Modern Vampires of the City.

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