Listen to two tracks from Vampire Weekend's new record, Modern Vampires Of The City

Listen to two tracks from Vampire Weekend's new record, Modern Vampires Of The City

Modern Vampires Of The City won’t be out until May 7, but Vampire Weekend has released two of the album’s tracks about six weeks out. Though they contain many of the New York band’s signature Afro-pop elements, “Diane Young” and “Step” are significantly different from each other, with “Diane” coming in markedly upbeat and “Step” being an exercise in hazy zoning out.

Both tracks will be released as part of a limited-edition 7-inch available April 9, and “Diane Young” will be instantly available as a download to VW fans who pre-order Modern Vampires starting tomorrow, March 19.

The band will also be touring the western part of the states this spring, making two stops at the Coachella festival. A full schedule of shows is below.

Vampire Weekend tour 2013
April 12—The Cosmopolitan—Las Vegas, Nevada*
April 14—Coachella—Indio, California
April 16—Freeborn Hall at UC Davis—Davis, California*
April 17—Fox Theater—Oakland, California*
April 18—Fox Theater—Pomona, California*
April 21—Coachella—Indio, California
May 15—Aggganis Arena—Boston, Massachusetts^
May 16—Sony Centre—Toronto, Ontario^
May 17—The Fillmore—Detroit, Michigan^
May 19—Midland Theater—Kansas City, Missouri^
May 20—Red Rocks Amphitheatre—Denver, Colorado+
May 21—Red Butte Garden Amphitheater—Salt Lake City, Utah^
May 23—Keller Auditorium—Portland, Oregon^
May 24—Sasquatch Music Festival—George, Washington
June 23—Firefly Music Festival—Dover, Delaware
Aug. 2-4—Osheaga Festival—Montreal, Quebec
Aug. 9—Squamish Music Festival—Squamish, British Columbia
* with Tanlines
^ with Haim
+ with Haim and Of Monsters And Men