The May 7 release date for Vampire Weekend's third album, Modern Vampires of the City, and today the band have released two songs from it to hear, the mildly blown-out "Diane Young," and the more mellow "Step." You can stream them both below. The two songs will be on either side of a 7" single to be released April 9 as well.
Vampire Weekend will also be hitting the road this spring -- some dates with Tanlines, some dates with Haim -- and while no hometown NYC show has been announced yet, all announced dates are listed below.
Vampire Weekend - "Diane Young"
Vampire Weekend - "Step"
Vampire Weekend - 2013 Tour Dates
4/12 Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan (w.Tanlines)
4/14 Indio, CA - Coachella
4/16 Davis, CA - Freeborn Hall at UC Davis (w.Tanlines)
4/17 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater (w.Tanlines)
4/18 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater (w.Tanlines)
4/21 Indio, CA - Coachella
5/15 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena (w.Haim)
5/16 Toronto, ONT - Sony Centre (w.Haim)
5/17 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit (w.Haim)
5/19 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater (w.Haim)
5/20 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w. Of Monsters And Men & Haim)
5/21 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheater (w.Haim)
5/23 Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium (w.Haim)
5/24 George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
6/23 Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
8/2-4 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
8/9 Squamish, BC - Squamish Music Festival