Vampire Weekend have announced that their new album, titled Only God Was Above Us, will be released on April 5 via Columbia Records. According to a press release, the record was “Inspired and haunted by 20th Century New York City” and was recorded between Manhattan, Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. Big day for announcing major albums about NYC’s rich cultural history!
Only God Was Above Us was primarily produced by Koenig and longtime collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid. It was mixed by Dave Fridmann and mastered by Emily Lazar. The collection features 10 tracks, and while the group hasn’t unveiled any new music from the project, they have shared lyrics from the album closer “Hope”:
“I hope you let it go
I hope you let it go
Our enemy’s invincible
I hope you let it go”
The album artwork is comprised of photos taken from a subway graveyard in New Jersey in 1988 by Steven Siegel (note: Siegel, not Seagal). Additionally, the band will perform in Austin at the Moody Amphitheater at noon on April 8 during the historic total eclipse. Check out the album art here, and view the album trailer below.