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Vampire Weekend modern vampires of the city
Vampire Weekend / Photo by Lauren Dukoff

LP3’s big reveal comes in the ‘New York Times’ classifieds

Modern Vampires of the City!

Ever mysterious New York preppy-rockers Vampire Weekend at last revealed the name of their third album via a blink-and-you-missed-it ad in the New York Times classifieds section. Early Monday morning (February 4), the band tweeted “NYT classifieds…” and Pitchfork spotted the referred-to ad, which reads:

MODERN
VAMPIRES
OF THE
CITY
May 7, 2013

The date, of course, is when the album is released in the U.S. on XL Recordings. The band hinted at the album’s title, one of the LP’s last remaining unknowns, with a GIF posted to VW’s official Tumblr on Friday. The image spelled out the first letter of each word, MVOTC, and we leveled some guesses that were, in the end, not too far off the mark.

Vampire Weekend are scheduled to perform at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, this March, and then at Coachella in April. A full slate of tour dates plus the album’s track list is below.

Don’t miss David Bevan’s in-depth LP3 chat with the band: In the Studio: Vampire Weekend Talk ‘Instinctive’ Spring 2013 Album.

Modern Vampires of the City Track List:
“Obvious Bicycle”
“Unbelievers”
“Step”
“Diane Young”
“Don’t Lie”
“Hannah Hunt”
“Everlasting Arms”
“Finger Back”
“Worship You”
“Ya Hey”
“Hudson”
“Young Lion”

Vampire Weekend Tour Dates:
March 13-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
April 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan (w.Tanlines)
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 16 – Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall at UC Davis (w.Tanlines)
April 17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater (w.Tanlines)
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 8 – London, U.K. @ The Troxy
May 10 – Paris, FR @ Casino De Paris
May 15 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
May 16 – Toronto, ONT @ Sony Centre
May 17 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 19 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
May 20 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (co-headline w. Of Monsters And Men)
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
May 23 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium

 

taken from spin.com

Coachella revealed its 2013 lineup tonight, and it’s a doozy. Headliners include Blur, The Stone Roses, a reunited Postal Service, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Phoenix, Wu-Tang Clan, Lou Reed, Grizzly Bear and Vampire Weekend.

Sigur Ros, New Order, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Tame Impala, Violent Femmes, Yeasayer, Franz Ferdinand, Japandroids, Divine Fits, Vintage Trouble, The xx, Modest Mouse and Grinderman are also slated to perform at the Indio, Calif. festival.

Coachella 2013 will take place over two weekends, on April 12-14 and April 19-21. Check out a poster of the full lineup below.

lineup-poster-splash.jpg

 

source: paste magazine by bonnie stiernberg

 

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