Vampire Weekend Almost Wrapped Recording For Third Album

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The morning is still young and it’s already a huge day for indie music.

First there was positive confirmation that The Postal Service was indeed getting back together in 2013. No news on whether or not the bedroom electronic duo will be playing Coachella as originally rumored. But I mean, come on.

Now another bit of news to make any twee kid salivate. NME is reporting that Vampire Weekend, maybe the most “indie” of the Brooklyn-based indie acts that exploded into national prominence in the mid-Aughts, is nearly done with their third album. 

The yet to be titled album is the follow up to the group’s sophomore effort, 2010’s Contra. Putting the third album was no cakewalk, according to lead singer Ezra Koenig.

“You don’t want to have three great songs and then write nine shitty ones. It’s like the bar keeps getting higher and higher and there’s all these moments where you feel like you have no idea what to do,” said Koenig to NME. “For our third record it’s only getting harder, but that kinda feels like how it should be.”

The band took twenty months to write and record their third album, with writing sessions taking place in Brooklyn, Martha’s Vineyard, and Los Angeles. Vampire Weekend’s third album, produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Major Lazer, Snoop Lion, Plain White T’s), will be the group’s first not to be self-produced.

Is it too early to proclaim that indie is making a comeback? Are we already moving onto the 2000’s revival?

Vampire Weekend’s third album is due out sometime in spring of this year.

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