Ezra Koenig ha mostrat una imatge d’una carpeta del seu sistema operatiu, amb les inicials FOTB, que finalment seran les del nou disc dels Vampire Weekend i no “Mitsubishi Macchiatto” com es va dir fa temps.
Koenig ha dit que aquests 6 anys entre el seu tercer i quart disc ha estat necessari i que el disc tindrà 18 cançons i tot i que serà doble l’edició en vinil, no necessàriament l’edició de CD ho serà. Així mateix, assegura que no li sobra cap de les 18 cançons i que fins i tot en algun moment s’estava plantejant fer un disc doble amb 23 cançons en cadascun d’ells.
El líder de Vampire Weekend explica que la setmana vinent presentaran dues cançons i que hi haurà més avançaments, un o dos per mes abans que surti el disc.
La banda actuarà al festival Mad Cool on estrenaran les noves cançons.
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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