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Vampire Weekend On New York, Souls Of Mischief And The Secrets Of Its New Album

May 2nd, 2013

Episode 457 of 731 episodes

The four members of Vampire Weekend — Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson — made their third record over a period that began in 2009, while they were still recording Contra, the band's second album. Now the record is done. It's called Modern Vampires of the City, and it comes out on May 14. I think it's the band's best yet. Hear an interview with Ezra and Rostam and hear the story of how this record was made and some hear some of the music that inspired it.

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