We got our first look at Vampire Weekend’s new, post-Rostam lineup last month when they performed their first gig in four years at Ojai, California’s Libbey Bowl. Now, thanks to Australia’s triple j, we’ve got yet another look at the band’s burgeoning live setup, this time in high resolution.
Vampire Weekend played Australia’s Splendour In the Grass festival last weekend, and the below performance of “A-Punk” shows the core trio of frontman Ezra Koenig, drummer Chris Thompson, and bassist Chris Baio joined by Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore) and Brian Robert Jones (Human Natural). There’s also two other new members, including an additional drummer. One user on Reddit joked that it took literally four people to replace Rostam, which, when you consider the dude’s talent, isn’t much of a stretch.