Vampire Weekend's new album has a release date - Reverb

Vampire Weekend’s new album has a release date

Vampire Weekend‘s new album, the first since 2010′s “Contra,” finally has a release date, which the band announced through its website today.

The new album, which is still untitled, will be out on May 7 via XL Recordings.

Earlier this month, Vampire Weekend frontman, Ezra Koenig, told Q Magazine that the new album would be  “darker” and more organic.

“It really does feel like the third chapter in a book,” Koenig told Q. ”We created some characters on the first record, some of which are real people, some of which are ourselves, so it’s not hard to keep following them and see what their concerns are now and how their lives have changed.”

The group hasn’t played in Colorado since its 2010 show at Red Rocks in support of “Contra.”

Koenig told Q that the gap between albums was due to the “ruthlessness of the Internet.”

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