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Vampire Weekend announces new album

Published: Monday, February 11, 2013

Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013 01:02

 

New York City natives Vampire Weekend has finally released the name and cover to their third full length album, “Modern Vampires of the City.” Fans who follow the band on Twitter received this message at 5 a.m. last week, “NYT Classifieds…” 

At the bottom of the Notices and Lost and Found page of the New York Times, a very small-print message was waiting for those who knew just where to look, “Modern Vampires of the City. May 7, 2013.”

The band has recently played only two songs from the album — “Unbelievers,” which debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live Halloween 2012 and “Everlasting Arms,” which was unveiled at a few small shows they have played since the drop of their sophomore album, “Contra.” 

The album cover is a departure from the band’s usual bright and colorful, light-hearted and upbeat covers. 

Speculation that the dark album cover may be a reflection of a darker subject matter or a more mellow record will be either confirmed or denied on May 7.

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