In times of unrest, some people take comfort in the notion that, if nothing else, some great art will arise from the potential devastation. That’s probably not what we’re going to get from a fourth Vampire Weekend album, but at least there’s probably going to be some alliteration. The newly-minted trio—Rostam Batmanglij reduced its numbers when he left the group early this year—is rumored to be signing a deal with Columbia Records that would include the album frontman Ezra Koenig previously teased as Mitsubishi Macchiato for “obvious reasons.” (Those reasons presumably being that the two items are on the shopping lists for the band members and their fans.)
Consequence Of Sound picked up the report from music trade mag Hits Daily Double, whose sources claim the “global deal” is the result of Koenig’s recently-struck friendship with Columbia chief exec Rob Stringer. The fourth album, which would be a follow-up to 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City, will reportedly drop next year. This is a good opportunity for Bernie Sanders-supporting band to work out any lingering frustration over the Bern-out.