Vampire Weekend Streaming New Album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’

"If you want crazier songs than ‘Diane Young,’ there are a couple that get a little crazier."
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Vampire Weekend (Photo: Alex Rauch)

Vampire Weekend (Photo: Alex Rauch)

After premiering a handful of songs in videos and in a live performance, Vampire Weekend is streaming their new album Modern Vampires of the City one week ahead of its May 14 release date.

While premiering new albums with a live stream has become something of an industry standard, few current releases have generated the anticipation of Vampire Weekend’s third full-length album.

The band has stoked the excitement with a series of comedic videos featuring actor Steve Buscemi. The clips led up to a live-streaming show New York’s Roseland Ballroom that was directed by the Boardwalk Empire star.

The album’s first single “Diane Young,” that puts on display frontman Ezra Koenig’s Elvis Presley-styled vocals, has already worked its way onto radio playlists and blog charts around the world.

Vampire Weekend is set to perform at KROQ Weenie Roast 2013 on May 18 in Los Angeles alongside such acts as the Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jimmy Eat World and more.

Their new album, Modern Vampires of the City, is streaming on iTunes now.

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