April 27, 2012 8:44

Vampire Weekend: 'We have a ton of stuff for our next album'

Brooklyn indie trio say follow up to 2010's 'Contra' could be released this year

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A new Vampire Weekend album could be released this year, the Brooklyn band has said.

Frontman Ezra Koenig told Rolling Stone that the band "have a ton of stuff" already for the follow up to 2010's 'Contra', and that a new LP could be released this year. He added:

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.


Bassist Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo EP next month (May 21) under his DJ name Baio. "I had always really loved electronic music and dance music," he says of the project. "Then when the band started, that kind of got put aside for awhile. But I found that while on tour a lot of nights, I would still feel like I had a lot of energy. And there are opportunities when you play in a band to go out and DJ."

Meanwhile, Vampire Weekend are set to play their first live date in almost a year at the Pitchfork Music festival in July. As yet there are no dates set for the UK.

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