Vampire Weekend Shares Three New Bonus Tracks, One Features Jude Law

By Eliot Hill

February 28, 2020

Vampire Weekend released the 18-track album, Father Of The Bride, its first release in six years, in May 2019.

Now, almost a year later, the band has shared three bonus tracks from the album that were only featured on the Japanese version of FOTB.

The new songs are: “Houston Dubai,” a cover of Mickey Newbury's “I Don’t Think Much About Her No More,” and “Lord Ullin's Daughter;” which doesn't have any singing but features actor Jude Law reading a 200-year-old Scottish poem read over the “Big Blue” instrumental because why not.

While the three songs aren't technically “unreleased” in the normal sense, Ezra Koenig explained during the FOTB announcement that, at first, he wanted the album to be much longer than the 18 tracks the band settled on. “At first, I wanted to make two 23-song albums on some human chromosome s**t,” he said at the time.

Check out the songs below.

Vampire Weekend will be playing songs off Father Of The Bride later this year when the band embarks on its 2020 tour with stops in Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska and more. VW will also play a set at Governors Ball and Bonnaroo this summer.

Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride 2020 Tour Dates:

05-29 Westbrook, ME - Maine Savings Pavilion

05-30 Burlington, VT - Midway Lawn

05-31 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

06-02 Lewiston, NY - Artpark Mainstage Theater 06-03 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE

06-12 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel Outdoors

08-09 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater

08-10 Boise, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater

08-12 Missoula, MT - Kettlehouse Amphitheater

08-14 Calgary, Alberta - BMO Centre

08-15 Edmonton, Alberta - Edmonton Convention Centre

09-23 Columbus, OH - Express Live!

09-24 Detroit, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

09-26 Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre

09-27 Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theater

09-29 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

09-30 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center

10-06 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre

10-07 Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall

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