The twee princes in Vampire Weekend have made their first full live return in four years. The band played two shows in Ojai, California.
This is the first glimpse we’ve had at the bands expanded live line-up; featuring Springtime Carnivore’s Greta Morgan on keys, vocals and guitar and Human Natural’s Brian Robert Jones on guitar.
The first show saw the band play their debut self-titled album in full. The second saw the band premiering part of a new song.
“Flower Moon” is the first new material we’ve heard from the band since their 2013 masterpiece Modern Vampires of The City. It was written with Steve Lacey of The Internet. Listen to it below:
VAMPIRE WEEKEND NEW MUSIC PREVIEW – FLOWER MOON:
Today at their second show at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA, Vampire Weekend previewed a snippet of a new song from LP4 called Flower Moon, which features Steve Lacy. https://t.co/lRibHKlZ6P pic.twitter.com/zKDWlrt5gO
— Team Vampire Weekend (@teamvampyweeks) June 17, 2018
Oh, they also played “I Think Ur A Contra” with Amandla Stenberg on violin, which is beautiful and wholesome and everything we need in 2018.
Vampire Weekend performing I Think UR A Contra with Richard Pictures and Amandla Stenberg in violin at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA on June 17, 2018
— Team Vampire Weekend (@teamvampyweeks) June 18, 2018
Vampire Weekend will be heading to Australia next month for an exclusive Splendour In The Grass performance.