The 2008 self-titled debut was a hit because of the band’s use of African polyrhythms and an overall fresh approach to songwriting. Their follow-up, Contra, debuted on the Billboard charts at No. 1, a mark that they hope to land (and most likely will) with a forthcoming 2013 release, Modern Vampires of the City. Ezra Koenig has described the upcoming album as "darker and more organic" and "very much the last of a trilogy.”
That was probably too easy. Red Butte Garden announced today that Vampire Weekend will hit the outdoor stage on May 21.
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Vampire Weekend perform a new song, “Unbeliever,” on Kimmel.