Vampire Weekend Perform New Songs Live
Most fans online (the Steve Buscemi-directed show streamed via Vevo and YouTube) and as well as those physically inhabiting New York's Roseland Ballroom heard the new songs for the very first time.
It is a rarity in this day and age that fans had not heard the album, considering its May 14th release date is a mere two weeks away. Even the band joked about the fact that the album hasn't actually leaked yet.
"We're excited for you to hear it," frontman Ezra Koenig said. "And surprised you haven't yet."
The record's first single, "Diane Young," shows off Koenig's best Elvis impression and live, becomes even more of sock-hop favorite. Its B-side "Step," is a gentle ode to a dude who just won't stop hitting on another guy's girl, while brand new song "Obvious Bicycle" is a percussion-driven mid-tempo jam that shows off Koenig and Rostam Batmanglij's harmonies together. Watch here and read more.
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