Listen to Vampire Weekend Perform a New Song, "Arms"

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Listen to Vampire Weekend Perform a New Song, "Arms"

Vampire Weekend  is set to release its third full-length album on May 7 via XL Recordings and we have a possible taste of what that album will sound like with this live recording of new song, “Arms.”

No word on if this song will be featured on the album, which will not be titled Lemon Songs, but the cut seems to pick up where Contra left off, beginning with a rubbery bass and drum rhythm and allowing the song’s complexity to arrive as a slow reveal. Coincidentally, Contra’s first sampling was the similarly structured “Horchata,” though this would technically be our second new Vampy Weeks track if we include last year’s peppy, Kimmel-performed “Unbelievers.”

Check out “Arms,” as performed in Australia’s Metro Theatre, below.