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Godt nyt fra Vampire Weekend

Godt nyt fra Vampire Weekend

Nyt dobbeltalbum på vej

Vampire Weekend er nu omsider på vej med et nyt album. Gruppens forsanger Ezra Koenig fortæller på Instagram, at albummet bliver et dobbeltalbum med 18 sange og en spilletid på 59 minutter, og dets titel får initialerne "FOTB", idet gruppen er gået væk fra arbejdstitlen Mitsubishi Macchiato. Allerede i næste uge vil de to første singler fra albummet udkomme, og herefter vil bandet udsende tre gange to singler hver måned, indtil pladen er ude.

Det er snart seks år siden, Vampire Weekend udgav deres tredje og hidtil seneste album, Modern Vampires of the City. Det synes Koenig dog ikke er lang tid, skriver han på Instagram:

"Jeg ved, at fem-seks år bliver betragtet som lang tid mellem plader. Personligt synes jeg, det er et værdigt tempo for et band, der allerede har udgivet tre plader, men alle har deres egen tidsfornemmelse. (...) Dette album tog ikke længere tid at skrive og indspille end "Modern Vampires..." Vi brugte bare mere tid på at slappe af," skriver Koenig, der dog vil indrømme, at han muligvis har strakt mix- og masteringsprocessen lidt ud, fordi han foretrækker at bruge halvdelen af sin dag i studiet og den anden halvdel med sin familie.

Artiklen fortsætter under opslaget:

 
 
 
 
 
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To the fans:⁣ I know that 5-6 years is considered a long time between records. Personally, I think it’s a dignified pace befitting a band that’s already placed three albums in stores but everyone has their own sense of time. (I swear the time between 3 & 4 felt shorter to me than 2 & 3. I may be in the minority on this one.) ⁣ ⁣ This album didn’t really take any longer to write/record than MVOTC. We just took more time on the front end to chill. I’ll admit I may have stretched out the mixing/mastering process (aka THE END) a little bit cuz spending half the day with my family & half the day at Ariel’s is my ideal life-rhythm & it’s painful to say goodbye to that rhythm.⁣ ⁣ Many of you have been hungry for information and we’ve given you very little. I don’t like talking abt a project while in the middle of making it. I usually regret everything I say cuz it turns out to be wrong (so disregard anything I may have said in the past 5 years.) I thought abt making a recording diary to tide over the people leaving intense comments but…to me, the album IS the recording diary…man.⁣ ⁣ It’s called “FOTB” (well those are the initials - that’s a VW tradition) and it’s 18 songs. Picked the name a few years ago. At some point early on, the album drifted from the Mitsubishi Macchiato aesthetic. It was a helpful guiding principle tho. Working titles are important too.⁣ ⁣ It’s a lot of songs but they all belong there. (If you disagree, you can always say it was 6 songs too long & make a lil 12-song playlist version of it.) At first, I wanted to make two 23-song albums on some human chromosome shit but then 23&me started doing Spotify playlists and I don’t know…felt we’d been scooped.⁣ ⁣ Is it a double album? The vinyl will be double so…yes? It’s about 59 minutes long. We can talk more abt that later – if u care. To me, it’s just FOTB.⁣ ⁣ Anyway, we’re gonna start releasing music next week. After all that waiting, you should have the general schedule:⁣ ⁣ -There will be three 2-song drops every month until the record is out. 1. hh/2021 2. s/bb 3. tl/uw. (plans can change that’s the plan)⁣ ⁣ Thank you for ur patience,⁣ Ezra

Et opslag delt af Ezra Koenig (@arze) den

Det bliver gruppens første udspil som trio, efter at Rostam Batmanglij forlod gruppen i 2016 for at fokusere på sin solokarriere, en karriere, der blandt andet bragte ham til NorthSide sidste år.

LÆS OGSÅ: Vederkvægende weekendkoncert med eks-vampyr

Vampire Weekend har selv ikke givet dansk koncert siden Roskilde Festival 2010, idet deres planlagte optræden i Falconer Salen i 2013 blev aflyst med kort frist grundet uforudsete omstændigheder. Vi må håbe, de kommer forbi i forbindelse med deres nye album.


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