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Vampire Weekend Releases LP3's Album Title, Cover Art

February 4, 2013  |  9:30am

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After a small hunt that started from Vampire Weekend’s Twitter, the band had fans picking up copies of today’s New York Times (specifically the classifieds section) for a first look at their album title: Modern Vampires of the City (check out a screenshot of the announcement here). The notice was at the top of the “Notices & Lost and Found” section, and simply read “Modern Vampires of the City. May 7, 2013.”

Just an hour later, we got a look at the upcoming album cover, which you can take a look at above. The album was recorded in New York and Los Angeles by Ariel Rechtshaid, who co-produced the album with keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij. It follows up 2010’s Contra, and the band described the album as as “darker” with a more “organic” sound in a feature with Q Magazine.

The band also released the following tracklist and tour dates, which you can check out below.

Modern Vampires Of The City Tracklisting:
1. Obvious Bicycle
2. Unbelievers
3. Step
4. Diane Young
5. Don’t Lie
6. Hannah Hunt
7. Everlasting Arms
8. Finger Back
9. Worship You
10. Ya Hey
11. Hudson
12. Young Lion

Vampire Weekend Spring Tour
March
13- 16 Austin, Texas @ SXSW

April
12 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Cosmopolitan&
14 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella
16 – Davis, Calif. @ Freeborn Hall at U.C. Davis&
17 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
21 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella

May
8 – London, U.K. @ The Troxy
10 – Paris, France @ Casino De Paris
15 – Boston, Mass. @ Agganis Arena
16 – Toronto, Ontario @ Sony Centre
17 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore Detroit
19 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Midland Theater
20 – Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater^
21 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheater
23 – Portland, Ore. @ Keller Auditorium

^-Co-headline with Of Monsters and Men
&-With Tanlines

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