Vampire Weekend's rumoured collaboration with Jonah Hill has surfaced in the form of the brand new video for 'Sunflower' which can now be viewed here.
As previously reported, the video was directed by Hill, filmed at locations on New York's Upper West Side including Zabar's and Barney Greengrass.
The 'Sunflower' clip stars Ezra Koenig and Steve Lacy (who features on the song), with surprise cameos including Jerry Seinfeld and Fab 5 Freddy.
'Sunflower' is half of the second pair of songs to be released in advance of Vampire Weekend's forthcoming Father Of The Bride, which will be released May 3rd on Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment. Pre-orders are available now across digital platforms. For physical pre-orders, including CD, cassette, standard black vinyl and exclusive limited edition orange vinyl, click here.
The forthcoming record closes a six-year gap since 2013's Modern Vampires Of The City " a period during which the band's Ezra Koenig was anything but idle: In addition to touring the world and winning a Best Alternative GRAMMY for Modern Vampires…, Koenig released his Netflix anime series Neo Yokio, continued to host his Time Crisis show on Beats1, co-wrote and produced Beyonce's 'Hold Up'… all the while living the experiences and observations that would inform the next Vampire Weekend album. Vampire Weekend made their sixth visit to Australia in 2018 headlining Byron Bay's annual Splendour In The Grass Festival. The announcement of Father Of The Bride is sure to spark much anticipation locally, as Vampire Weekend's first two albums have achieved GOLD certification in Australia.
Father Of The Bride's release will be followed by Vampire Weekend's most ambitious tour to date, preceded by a headline appearance at the Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and beginning a run of arena and amphitheatre headline dates throughout North America. The tour will include the band's biggest hometown show to date June 6th at Madison Square Garden"having immediately sold out the standard end stage configuration at MSG, Vampire Weekend have opened up every seat in the building to allow for a full 360 show.