I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most technologically savvy person, so when my car stereo takes it upon itself to start automatically playing Vampire Weekend’s 2008 self-titled debut every time I connect my iPod to its USB port, I assume the machine is just a big fan of afro-beat based pop and catchy lyrics. Makes sense to me. I’m a fan of those things too.
Today the NYC-based indie rock quartet announced a May 7th US release date for their as-yet-untitled third full-length album, and while I wasn’t as big of a fan of their sophomore effort, Contra, as I was of that irresistible debut, I am still holding out hope that I haven’t yet heard the best Vampire Weekend has to offer. To get you pumped for the new album, check out the video for my favorite track off that latter release, “Giving Up The Gun,” below — Bonus: Jake Gyllenhaal! — and I’ll be sure to keep you posted on any news regarding tour dates or a title.
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