Vampire Weekend have released all three of their albums on XL Recordings, but it looks like we might see a new album next year, and it also looks like that next album might have another company’s logo on it. The generally-reliable music-industry bible Hits Daily Double reports that insiders are claiming that Vampire Weekend have signed with Columbia, and they’re looking to release their fourth album during the second or third quarter of next year.
It will be the band’s first album since 2013’s great Modern Vampires In The City, and Vampire Weekend will apparently tour after releasing it. Frontman Ezra Koenig reportedly got along well with Columbia chairman and CEO Rob Stringer. And given that Vampire Weekend have debuted at #1 with their last two albums, this counts as a real coup for Columbia.
Meanwhile, in a recent Rolling Stone profile, former member Rostam Batmanglij hints that he might be working with his old band on the new album. When asked about working with VW, Batmanglij said, “I don’t want to make any announcements. I want some surprises for 2017.”