Best of 2019: Vampire Weekend's Father of the Bride
Vampire Weekend return from a six year hiatus with their fourth record, Father of The Bride, a sprawling, shaggy double album that features some of the band's loosest, most playfully adventurous songwriting to date. It's an album about contentment, aging into life's responsibilities, finding someone who you'd rather spend the night in with - it feels unburdened by the existential worries of the band's earlier work and the anxiety of a comeback record. Above all, it revels in the lightness, wholeheartedly embracing the band's thoroughly uncool influences whilst also showing why Ezra Koenig remains one of the smartest lyricists and songwriters working today. TRACKLIST: 'Hold Me Now (feat. Danielle Haim)' 'Harmony Hall' 'Bambina' 'This Life' 'Big Blue' 'How Long?' 'Unbearably White' 'Rich Man' 'My Mistake' 'Sunflower (feat. Steve Lacy)' '2021' 'We Belong Together (feat. Danielle Haim)' 'Stranger' 'Jerusalem, New York, Berlin' Like a book club for music nerds, For The Record takes a deep dive into a different album each week that we think is worthy of your love and attention. Hosted by Dan Gordon & Maia Bilyk. Produced by Kyle Fensom. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @fortherecordfm This show was produced, recorded and broadcasted on the stolen land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge their ongoing struggle. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Duration: 1 hr 5 min