Vampire Weekend have provided fans with an exciting update on the status of their long-awaited fourth studio album. In the comments section of a recent Instagram post, a fan asked how far along percentage-wise they were with completing the LP. “94.5%,” the band replied, as Stereogum points out.
Last September, the indie rockers said they were about “80%” of the way through. The new record serves as their fourth and the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City. It also marks Vampire Weekend’s first full-length since the departure of founding member Rostam Batmanglij in early 2016.
Adding to the hype, the band has shared the details of two intimate concerts at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California on June 16th and 17th. “Probably worth catching both,” Vampire Weekend teased in the announcement, all but confirming they plan to debut new music at these shows. A poster for the gigs includes Sony’s logo and an intriguing new swirly O-like band logo.
Back in January, Vampire Weekend celebrated the 10th anniversary of their debut album.
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On sale this Friday, June 1st at 10 AM PT. We’re playing two shows in Ojai this Father’s Day Weekend at the beautiful Libbey Bowl. One’s on Saturday night, the other’s Sunday morning. Probably worth catching both 😉. Richard Pictures (featuring Time Crisis’ Jake Longstreth for all the TC Heads) is opening at both shows. Tickets at vampireweekend.com