Vampire Weekend name new album via newspaper classified advert – and announce UK gig

Band use New York Times classified advert to announce third album 'Modern Vampires Of The City'

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Vampire Weekend have announced details of their new album, which will be titled 'Modern Vampires Of The City'. The band have also revealed they are to play a one-off UK show on May 8 at The Troxy in London.

The band teased the name of their forthcoming third album, which will be released in May, last week and today placed the album title in the classified section of the New York Times under the 'Lost And Found' header. Having tipped fans off to their PR stunt via Twitter, the band then confirmed the album title and release date in a second tweet.

The title is in keeping with the cryptic 'MVOTC' acronym which has been present on Vampire Weekend's website since they first revealed they had finished work on the album earlier this year. Fans had speculated as to what the album title could mean online, with some suggesting the MV could stand for Martha's Vineyard, where some of the album was written and recorded.

The LP will be the band's first new material since 2010's 'Contra' and has been in the works for more than 20 months and will be released in the UK on May 6.

The tracklisting for is as follows:

'Obvious Bicycle'
'Unbelievers'
'Step'
'Diane Young'
'Don't Lie'
'Hannah Hunt'
'Everlasting Arms'
'Finger Back'
'Worship You'
'Ya Hey'
'Hudson'
'Young Lion'


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