2009 release for Vampire Weekend?

March 20, 2009  |  3:17pm
In case you missed it, Vampire Weekend played Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night. (Sounds weird sans Conan, doesn't it?) Instead of playing a song from their still relatively fresh, 2008 self-titled debut, the Columbia grads did something a little different and performed a song called "White Sky" from their forthcoming album.

Fallon, ever the journalist (or forever annoying former-SNL cast member—your pick), asked frontman Ezra Koenig after the performance when we could expect the new record. "Hopefully fall," Koenig simply replied. If so, they'd be one of many to quickly turn around a new album from critically successful releases last year (including Justin Townes Earle, the Felice Brothers and the Raveonettes [slated for Sept. 1], to name a few)

The song itself, "White Sky," is not altogether new. The band has been playing it live for at least a year, with those incarnations perhaps a bit more upbeat and stripped-down than the lush and elaborate string-filled endeavor a couple nights ago. Take a gander below:



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