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Vampire Weekend’s new album is titled Modern Vampires of the City

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    vampire weekend tour e1359991028830 Vampire Weekends new album is titled Modern Vampires of the City

    Update: The band has confirmed the title, plus revealed the album cover, tracklist, and dates for a U.S. tour. It looks like they’re playing Sasquatch!

    This morning, Vampire Weekend advised fans on Twitter to check the classified section of this morning’s New York Times. Sure enough, as Pitchfork points out, there is an entry in the “Lost and Found” column advertising, “Modern Vampires of the City, May 7, 2013.”

    Of course, the band’s new album is already slated for a May 7th release via XL Recordings. And the letters MVOTC are pasted at the bottom of the band’s website, and appear in the the cryptic GIF posted below, which the band recently posted on their Tumblr. As SPIN points out, the other characters in the GIF signify the band’s name (VW), their third album (LPIII), the year (MMXIII), and their label (XL).

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    So presumably, Modern Vampires of the City is in fact the title of the band’s third album, which is one hundred times better than Martha’s Vineyard on the Cape.

    Modern Vampires of the City Tracklist:
    01. Obvious Bicycle
    02. Unbelievers
    03. Step
    04. Diane Young
    05. Don’t Lie
    06. Hannah Hunt
    07. Everlasting Arms
    08. Finger Back
    09. Worship You
    10. Ya Hey
    11. Hudson
    12. Young Lion

    Vampire Weekend 2013 Tour Dates:
    03/13-16 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
    04/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmpopolitan *
    04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    04/16 – Davis, CA @ UC Davis (Freeborn Hall) *
    04/17 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    05/08 – London, UK @ The Troxy
    05/10 – Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris
    05/15 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
    05/16 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for Performing Arts
    05/17 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    05/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
    05/20 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater #
    05/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
    05/23 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium

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    * = w/ Tanlines
    # = w/ Of Monsters and Men

    Here’s a scan of the classified ad (via Pitchfork):

    vw album scan Vampire Weekends new album is titled Modern Vampires of the City

    Here’s the GIF:

    vampire weekend new album Vampire Weekends new album is titled Modern Vampires of the City

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