Vampire Weekend

Last night, Vampire Weekend played their first American show in nearly two years at Cleveland’s House Of Blues. During a show that was otherwise jammed with crowd-pleasing jams from the band’s first two albums, they took the time to knock out an as-yet-untitled new song with a jumpy acoustic groove and a marvelously assured chorus. Watch them play the song and check out the show’s setlist below.

SETLIST:
“Cousins”
“White Sky”
“Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa”
“M79″
“Run”
“Holiday”
“California English”
“A-Punk”
“Horchata”
“I Stand Corrected”
“I Think Ur a Contra”
New Song
“Diplomat’s Son”
“Campus”
“Oxford Comma”
“Giving Up the Gun”

ENCORE:
“One”
“Mansard Roof”
“The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance”
“Walcott”

The band will, of course, headline the last night of the Pitchfork Music Festival on Sunday.

Comments (14)
  1. And so it begins!! I’m DEF looking forward to a new album

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  3. One part Violent Femmes, one part Paul Simon, one part pure VW. I like it.

  4. So is the new album happening this year or what? It would be fitting since this has been such a good year for music.

    • Chatting to Rolling Stone, lead singer Ezra Koenig said: “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.”

      I’m thinking early 2013.

  5. big time bee’s tittes

  6. i totally thought ezra would’ve pulled a thom yorke by now (ponytail)

  7. Man these guys just do it right! *drops mic*

  8. Love Vampire Weekend, but will Rostam ever put out a solo album?

  9. Love Vampire Weekend. People tend to over-think them. They’re simply a smart pop act and they’re songs are catchy as hell.

  10. VW are my favourite current band. Just a great pop group who write perfect pop songs. Really looking forward to the new album when it drops.

  11. cant really good a handle on this tune from the recording

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