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Vampire Weekend Announce New Album ‘Only God Was Above Us’

Vampire Weekend have announced their new album: Only God Was Above Us is out April 5 via Columbia. Check out the cover artwork, tracklist, and a trailer for the album below.

The follow-up to 2019’s Father of the Bride was recorded in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. The LP was produced by Ezra Koenig and Ariel Rechtshaid, mixed by Dave Fridmann, and mastered by Emily Lazar. Koenig wrote most of the lyrics to Only God Was Above Us, which was “inspired and haunted by 20th Century New York City,” in 2019 and 2020. The cover art is a photo taken in 1988 by Steven Siegel at a subway graveyard in New Jersey, and the newspaper headline that’s featured, a reference to the explosion on Aloha Airlines Flight 243, gives the album its title.

Two songs from the album, ‘Capricorn’ and ‘Gen-X Cops’, will be out on February 16.

Only God Was Above Us Cover Artwork:

Only God Was Above Us Tracklist:

1. Ice Cream Piano
2. Classical
3. Capricorn
4. Connect
5. Prep-School Gangsters
6. The Surfer
7. Gen-X Cops
8. Mary Boone
9. Pravda
10. Hope

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