Vampire Weekend discuss second album

Ezra Koenig: 'We're trying not to use the same bag of tricks'

Vampire Weekend have been busy in a Brooklyn recording studio working on tracks for their highly anticipated second album.

The band have nearly completed the songwriting process and are reportedly fine-tuning their studio recording techniques in order to prepare the album for a September release.

“For the last month or so, it’s just been us by ourselves in this small studio, working every day,” frontman Ezra Koenig told Entertainment Weekly.


Keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij, who produced the New York band’s self-titled debut, is also producing the new album. “It’s definitely going to be a recognisably Vampire Weekend sound, but there are going to be new sounds,” Koenig said.

“We’re trying to challenge ourselves not to use the same bag of tricks that we used on the first album – different instruments, stuff like that.”

The band added that the song ‘White Sky’, which they played on the ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ show in March, will likely end up on the album.

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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