Last night, we had the privilege of watching indie rockers Vampire Weekend make their comeback on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, with special help from HAIM. This marked Vampire Weekend’s first television appearance in five years, coming to perform two tracks off their new album, Father of the Bride, which dropped last week.
They started off their stint as musical guests by performing a televised version of “This Life,” with the HAIM sisters providing backing vocals. A web exclusive performance was up next as Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and Danielle Haim, dueted a tender rendition of “Jerusalem, New York, Berlin.”
Father of the Bride is Vampire Weekend’s first album in six years, their fourth studio album following 2008’s Vampire Weekend, 2010’s Contra, and 2013’s Modern Vampires of the City. Released last Friday, the record runs 18-tracks long, featuring Danielle Haim and Steve Lacy as guests.
In January of this year, Vampire Weekend started promo for the album, releasing “2021” and “Harmony Hall.” They continued to drop the video for “Harmony Hall” in February and shared “Sunflower” featuring Steve Lacy just three weeks later.
The band will set out on tour this summer, making a stop in Toronto on June 5. You can get tickets here.
As for HAIM, Danielle recently posted on the band’s Instagram that they’re planning to release new music in July. She also hinted at possibility that she might appear alongside Vampire Weekend, writing, “Don’t be surprised if I get on stage for some of the upcoming shows.”
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