Vampire Weekend Spotted Filming Music Video with Jonah Hill and Steve Lacy

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Vampire Weekend Spotted Filming Music Video with Jonah Hill and Steve Lacy

Shoppers at the iconic New York City deli Zabar’s were treated to more than what they bargained for on Wednesday when Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, The Internet’s Steve Lacy and actor/director Jonah Hill were all spotted at the Upper West Side institution, apparently filming a music video for a song from Vampire Weekend’s forthcoming album Father of the Bride.

Hill was directing the music video, which according, to one Zabar’s customer, was for a song titled “Sunflower”:

Someone else in attendance on Wednesday was also reportedly told by a crew member that the video will depict “a day on the Upper West Side.” Based on his presence at the shoot, Lacy is likely featured on the song in some capacity. Lacy is also set to feature on at least one more track from the album titled “Flower Moon,” which Vampire Weekend wrote with the Internet guitarist and previewed live at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, Calif., last June. Hill is fresh off the release of his directorial debut mid90s, a love letter to the skate scene in 1990s Los Angeles. His first foray into music videos was with rapper Danny Brown for his song “Ain’t It Funny.”

Vampire Weekend recently shared the first two tracks from Father of the Bride, the infectious pop number “Harmony Hall,” and the more subdued and tangled “2021.” The band is also set to embark on a North American tour behind the album that kicks off in May. Father of the Bride is due out later this spring. Check out their full list of tour dates below, as well as this classic Daytrotter Session with Vampire Weekend from 2007.

Vampire Weekend Tour Dates:

17 – Gulf Shores, Ala. @ Hangout Music Festival

05 – Toronto, Ont. @ RBC Echo Beach
07 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
08 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ BMO Harris Pavilion
09 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Armory
11 – Madison, Wis. @ The Sylvee
12 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Fabulous Fox Theatre
14 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
15 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion
16 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheater
21 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Red Hat Amphitheater
22 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
23 – Dover, Del. @ Firefly Festival

16 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ The Criterion
17 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
18 – Dallas, Texas @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
20 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live
21 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Live
24 – Miami, Fla. @ James L. Knight Center
25 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Fox Theatre
30 – Norfolk, Va. @ Ted Constant Convocation Center

03 – Boston, Mass. @ Agganis Arena
04 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
06 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
08 – Montreal, Que. @ MTELUS
25 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park
27 – Seattle, Wash. @ WaMu Theater
28 – Portland, Ore. @ McMenamins Edgefield

01 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
02 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
03 – San Diego, Calif. @ CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
06 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
08 – Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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