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Vampire Weekend Jams Out at Lollapalooza, Says New Album Is Finished

Vampire Weekend played Lollapalooza last night, opening their set with not one, not two, but three consecutive performances fan favorite “A-Punk.”


Front man Ezra Koenig purportedly referred to the band’s fans as “VW-heads,” an allusion to the band’s recent fascination with The Grateful Dead, which they made apparent during their set with a series of noodly guitar solos and extended jams.


The 18-song set also included an extended rendition of the SBTRKT/Ezra Koenig collaboration “New Dorp. New York” and snippets from Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man” and the theme from Seinfeld.


Before closing their set with another fan favorite, “Walcott,” Koenig announced that the band’s latest album is finished and currently being mastered. The band teased a song from the album earlier this year at a gig in Ojai, CA. The track, called “Flower Moon,” will apparently feature Steve Lacy of The Internet.