Vampire Weekend played about five tour dates this summer and on each they busted out an alt-country tinged, rollicking new number called only “New Song #2.” If you’ve been watching poor-quality Youtube videos since July, here’s the solution – the band hit Jimmy Kimmel last night (in ornate Halloween makeup) to perform the track, which turns out to be called “Unbelievers.” It’s a nice little step forward for the band that has us psyched about new material but retains all your favorite Vampire Weekend tropes – horns and strings, harmonic and verbose vocals, concise and driving instrumentals. Check it out.
Vampire Weekend debut “Unbelievers”
Features collabs with Trey Songz, Shy Glizzy and more
Not the Cyndi Lauper song you’re probably thinking of.
From the Back From The Dead 2 mixtape, which drops tomorrow (Hallowen)
Samples the song of the same name by Quindon Tarver, from the ’96 Romeo + Juliet soundtrack
Tha Carter V is supposedly out on Dec. 9th