Post by itrainmonkeys on Jan 22, 2019 12:37:39 GMT -5
Music fans are one step closer to Vampire Weekend’s highly anticipated new album, as the band has released a two-hour clip of swirling guitar lines – dubbed “120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars” – and announced more new music will be dropping next week.
The length and laid back vibes of the audio point toward a jammy shift for the typically indie outfit. (Not to mention the “The Sacred Tree of the Sephiroth” artwork and frontman Ezra Koenig’s recent admission that he’s quite the Twiddle fan.)
The new record – currently going by the initials FTOB – will follow up the band’s 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City and according to a recent Instagram post by Koenig, the album is 18 songs long (“Is it a double album? The vinyl will be double so…yes? It’s about 59 minutes”).“There will be three 2-song drops every month until the record is out,” Koenig also notes.
Listen to “120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars” below:
^^ Links to Deluxe updated album ("the samples are in... and looking good")
Over 3 hours of previously unheard music...
Also there's a few songs they've released from the Deluxe edition (2 from 6/12/1999 - svefn-g-englar & flugufrelsarinn - and a demo of agaetis byrjun (rescued from a solitary cassette, this version includes historical digital glitches which have been left in). <--- link to that above
Most importantly to me is the 20th anniversary live stream is June 12, 2019. To mark the 20th anniversary on June 12, we will be broadcasting the entirety of live at Islenska operan 1999 via the band's YouTube channel, starting at 21.00 Icelandic Time. Iceland is 5 hours ahead of central, so that would be afternoon the day before Bonnaroo opens.