Ezra Koenig Says the New Vampire Weekend Album Is Done
"There's a real log jam at the vinyl factory these days"
Published Sep 03, 2018Vampire Weekend have spent the last few months showcasing their crunchy outfits and eight-minute versions of "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" on tour, but they've yet to deliver their long-awaited fourth album. Fortunately, however, the wait is nearly over.
Late last year, frontman Ezea Koenig said the album was inspired by old-school country. He's since spent 2018 teasing the album's completion, offering the odd taste of new material at live shows. Now, however, he's confirmed that the project is complete.
While appearing at the End of the Road festival in England over the weekend, Koenig responded to a fan asking whether or not the album was done.
"Oh, who cares?" Koenig said. "No, it's done. We'll talk about that later." From there, he added that the songs are "good — I promise."
As for how soon the album will arrive, it can't be too long. After all, the vinyl has already been ordered. Of course, that's not always a good sign.
"Yeah, but the vinyl takes a long time," Koenig said. "You know the industry. There's a real log jam at the vinyl factory these days."
Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City was released in 2013.