Back in March, we found out that Vampire Weekend were finally getting around to working on a new record. Of course, since then, news has been sparse, but it seems like the record is on track to be finished soon, according to frontman Ezra Koenig.
Taking to Twitter today to respond to a fan who baked a pie laden with crust that spelled out the question “where’s the album,” Ezra Koenig responded with a rather simple “80% done but the last 20% is always the hardest.”
80% done but the last 20% is always the hardest
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) September 4, 2017
Instantly, fans hooked onto this comment, asking Koenig for more music, considering it’s been four years since Vampire Weekend released their most recent record, Modern Vampires Of The City. Koenig did however write back to one fan, promising “some unrelated content next week just to keep things moving.”
Sure, that statement doesn’t make it sound like there’s any Vampire Weekend music coming next week, but it looks like we could be getting some more music from Ezra Koenig’s side projects instead. Maybe it’s the “vibey new project” he spoke of last time, or maybe we’re finally seeing an official release of his cringeworthy L’Homme Run rap project from the last decade.
While details of Vampire Weekend’s new record are sparse at best, what we do know is that the record appears to be tentatively titled Mitsubishi Macchiato, and that two songs, ‘Conversation’ and ‘Flower Moon’ have been confirmed to make an appearance.
The new Vampire Weekend record will also mark the first time the group has released as a three-piece, and without founding member Rostam Batmanglij, who left the group in early 2016. However, it has been stated that some contributions from Batmanglij will appear on the new record in some form.
Either way, it looks as though Vampire Weekend have things heading in the right direction, so all we can do now is sit back and wait for those crazy kids to deliver yet another album full of top notch indie bangers.
In the meantime, check out ‘Step’, from Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires Of The City, below.