Vampire Weekend Shares Three New Bonus Tracks, One Features Jude Law
By Eliot Hill
February 28, 2020
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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