“Harmony Hall” is the first single to be released of the 18 tracks comprising Vampire Weekend’s fourth album, Father of the Bride, out in spring 2019 on Columbia Records. Father of the Bride closes a six-year gap since 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City—a period during which the band's Ezra Koenig was anything but idle: In addition to touring the world and winning a Best Alternative GRAMMY for Modern Vampires…, Koenig released his Netflix anime series Neo Yokio, continued to host his Time Crisis show on Beats1, co-wrote and produced Beyonce’s “Hold Up"… all the while living the experiences and observations that would inform the next Vampire Weekend album.
Father of the Bride’s title is something Koenig chose years back, well before recent significant developments in his life. In typical VW fashion, the title has multiple layers of meaning, expressing the band’s signature paradox: creating songs that easily find a home on any playlist—or car radio, TV show, film soundtrack, airport PA, etc.— but reveal their complexities upon closer listening.
2x 12" LP, 180gm, embossed cover, poster, gatefold sleeve
A1. Hold You Now (Ft. Danielle Haim)
A2. Harmony Hall
A4. This Life
A5. Big Blue
B1. How Long?
B2. Unbearably White
B3. Rich Man
B4. Married In a Gold Rush (Ft. Danielle Haim)
C1. My Mistake
C3. Sunflower (Ft. Steve Lacy)
C4. Flower Moon (Ft. Steve Lacy)
D1. We Belong Together (Ft. Danielle Haim)
D3. Spring Snow
D4. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin
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