Fourth Album On Double LP!
Features "Harmony Hall", "Big Blue" & "Sunflower"!
Father of the Bride is the highly anticipated new album from Vampire Weekend,
and is the band's fourth full length release. It is the follow up to 2013's
Modern Vampires of the City, which won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music
Album in 2014.
Father of the Bride is produced by founding band member Ezra Koenig, and Ariel
Rechtshaid (Adele, Madonna, Charli XCX, Usher, HAIM, Solange, and others). The
album features 18 songs, including "Harmony Hall", "Big Blue", "2021" and
"Sunflower." Guest vocalist Danielle Haim is featured on several songs, while
opening track "Hold You Now" includes a sample from Hans Zimmer's score for the
1998 war film The Thin Red Line.
"At 18 songs in under an hour, Vampire Weekend's first album in six years
sounds at first like a manic effort to make up lost time. Singer-guitarist Ezra
Koenig, the band’s composer-lyricist and a co-producer on virtually every track,
has stuffed his hooks and bridges with so many change-ups in rhythm, guitar tone
and dramatic instrumental flourish that, by the finish, you feel like you've
been whipped through a modern-pop homage to the Beatles' Abbey Road medley –
twice over... But Vampire Weekend now look like the smartest guys in the room,
marshalling a sumptuous, emotionally complex music perfect in this pop moment."
- Rolling Stone
"Vampire Weekend's fourth album is adventurous, joyful, weird, and familiar
in all the right ways. It knows when to leap and when to look to the band's
foundation; it stretches in several directions and then snaps back into focus.
It's unmistakably a Vampire Weekend record, yet unmistakably not quite like the
others." - The A.V. Club
"Any thinking person has a lot to wrap their mind around these days. In doing
so, one of rock's most thoughtful songwriters has given us much to unpack. At 18
tracks, Father Of The Bride is both dense and sprawling, rich with ideas and
Easter eggs and dazzling musical flourishes. Koenig considers it a double album,
but unlike recent two-disc streaming grabs from Drake and Migos, not a second
feels wasted. Although much of it defies easy interpretation, taken together the
project's themes resonate loudly into this moment. It also works wonders as
summertime backyard party music." - Stereogum
1. Hold You Now
2. Harmony Hall
4. This Life
5. Big Blue Side B:
1. How Long?
2. Unbearably White
3. Rich Man
4. Married In A Gold Rush Side C:
1. My Mistake
4. Flower Moon
5. 2021 Side D:
1. We Belong Together
3. Spring Snow
4. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin