WATCH: indie-rock band Vampire Weekend finally releases new music after 6 years

It’s been 6 years since Vampire Weekend’s last album, Modern Vampires of the City, was released and people were genuinely shocked when they heard news of a new album. The full album might not be out yet but two songs were recently released as a teaser. They also announced what it would be called: Father of the Bride. 

The first track they released, Harmony Hall, very much plays into the nostalgia of old fans. It has the same ‘summer-pop’ feel that they became known for. Former member Rostam Batmanglij collaborated on this.

2021, the second track, goes for a different feel. This one is more electronica, with direct influence from Japanese music icon Haruomi Hosono. Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend’s frontman, explains: “This is music that he composed in the ’80s to be played in Muji stores in Japan.”

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There have been a lot of reactions to Vampire Weekend’s comeback. Some are confused, some are excited, but this one is probably the most encompassing of them all:

What did you think of the new tracks? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!