Vampire Weekend 2019


#41

Someone spotted that they slipped that Harmony Hall riff in during extended Cape Cod in Chicago last year.


#42

Two new songs are being released at 1pm today :eyes:


#43

1pm New York time or UK time?


#44

cute


#45

UK time. They posted a message on instagram saying new songs are being released 8am EST, which is 1pm in the UK


#46

Just a couple more hours…

Here’s a nice cover of Hannah Hunt (what a song) to tide us over.


#47

#48

what you think?


#49

They sound like Vampire Weekend songs alright. I like them.

And FOTB is Father of the Bride


#50

When that funkier piano melody comes in I just hear Step On by the Happy Mondays.

Very nice overall though, I like how rich it is in sound and how many component parts it has.


#51

The 18 track ode to Quincy Jones we’ve all been waiting for


#52

I think if this same exact song (Harmony Hall) was by another band I’d hate it. Sounds well 90s avin it large at parts. But got eternal time for VW.

They talk about jam bands on Time Crisis a lot and it shows


#53

Both very good! More info from Ezra’s interview on Beats 1 just now:

2021 samples this, composed by Haroumi Hosono for use in Muji shops in the 80s.

Rostam helped out with production on Harmony Hall and one other track on the album. The album features Steve Lacy on two tracks, and someone else on at least two.


#54

Lovely sunny song. Getting a big Solsbury Hill vibe, which I guess makes sense given they covered it at End Of The Road.


#55

Still not sure after a couple of listens, love MVotC so will probably wait to hear whole album. Little nod to Finger Back in the chorus of Harmony Hall


#56

Nailed it tbh tbf to the lad


#57

Harmony Hall a bit too prog-Madchester for my liking


#58

and the other one’s just a bit pointless.

Colour me… NOT IMPRESSED.


#59

Really like 2021


#60

Nice on first listen. Feel like there’s such a wide open space for a Landmark Indie Rock Record atm that its success is a foregone conclusion. The multi-year absence, the long tracklist, this’ll be massive.