While premiering new albums with a live stream has become something of an industry standard, few current releases have generated the anticipation of Vampire Weekend’s third full-length album.
The band has stoked the excitement with a series of comedic videos featuring actor Steve Buscemi. The clips led up to a live-streaming show New York’s Roseland Ballroom that was directed by the Boardwalk Empire star.
The album’s first single “Diane Young,” that puts on display frontman Ezra Koenig’s Elvis Presley-styled vocals, has already worked its way onto radio playlists and blog charts around the world.
Vampire Weekend’s new album, Modern Vampires of the City, is streaming on iTunes now.