Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Talks New Album
For those who enjoyed Vampire Weekend’s earlier efforts, the band behind 2010’s Contra has plans for a new album. The group fronted by Ezra Koenig, however, has flown under the radar recently, and their appearance at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July is their first live show in a year. In addition to getting back on stage, the group has gradually begun putting together new songs.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, bassist Chris Baio broke the news, saying: "We've started many songs. Obviously we haven't been rushing it. We take it very seriously. We'll be incredibly psyched to share it with the world when it's done."
So far, the group has no deadline, and Koenig echoed Baio’s statement, explaining: "It would be cool if it was [released] this year. I always want to release music as soon as possible, but more and more I'm realizing it's something you almost have no control over. We just never want to be in a position [where] when we put out something, we feel could've benefited from more time."
How soon would you like Vampire Weekend to put together a new album? What do you think it could possibly sound like? Are you planning to catch them at Pitchfork this summer?
Along with discussing Vampire Weekend’s plans, Baio revealed he’s releasing his own solo album. An electronic effort significantly different from what he’s done with his group, Baio’s Sunburn EP has been a side project for roughly five years. Vampire Weekend’s lesser touring schedule has allowed him more time in the studio to complete the release.
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