Vampire Weekend have teased a pair of new tracks with a cryptic two-hour video titled ‘120 Minutes of Harmony Hall Guitars’. Check it out below.
Last week, it was confirmed that the New York indie outfit will release an 18-track double album this year. Frontman Ezra Koenig said that the group planned to unveil “three 2-song drops every month until the record is out”, beginning this week.
Now, a two-hour video on YouTube promises that the songs ‘Harmony Hall’ and ‘2021’ will arrive this Thursday, January 24. Visuals accompanying the lengthy instrumental include a graphic that reads, “The Sacred Tree of the Sephiroth”.
Koenig previously hinted at the song titles by posting the initials: “1. hh/2021″. Looking towards future single releases, he added: 2. “s/bb” 3. “tl/uw”.
The band’s upcoming new album is currently only known as “FOTB”, with fans desperately trying to work out what the letters stand for. The ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ follow-up previously had the working title ‘Mitsubishi Macchiato’.
Speaking about the new LP, Koenig recently wrote online: “This album didn’t really take any longer to write/record than [‘Modern Vampires Of The City’]. We just took more time on the front end to chill. I’ll admit I may have stretched out the mixing/mastering process (aka THE END) a little bit cuz spending half the day with my family & half the day at Ariel’s [Rechtshaidis – the band’s producer] my ideal life-rhythm & it’s painful to say goodbye to that rhythm.”
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He continued: “Many of you have been hungry for information and we’ve given you very little. I don’t like talking abt a project while in the middle of making it. I usually regret everything I say cuz it turns out to be wrong (so disregard anything I may have said in the past 5 years.) I thought abt making a recording diary to tide over the people leaving intense comments but…to me, the album IS the recording diary…man.”