Only God Was Above Us Out April 5

New Episode of Vampire Campfire Podcast Out Now

In a quiet moment at the theater, I could hear the train, 

Deep inside the city, Your memory remains… 

Vampire Weekend have released “Mary Boone” — the fourth and final advance offering from Only God Was Above Us out April 5th via Columbia Records. Written by Ezra Koenig and featuring a sample of the iconic drum loop from “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” by Soul II Soul. Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Koenig, with lush orchestral arrangements by Will Canzoneri, Koenig and Rechtshaid, the song — named for one of the most influential figures of the NYC art world of the 1980s—features a soaring, operatic choir alongside Koenig’s understated but honeyed vocals, and lyrics referencing Tadao Ando churches, Natarajas, hex signs, and whirling Dervishes. As its eclectic sonic and lyrical tapestries unfold, the song finds a narrator looking to get their foot in the door of the New York art world (or perhaps something bigger):

Painted white

New in town

You weren’t hiring but I was looking

“Mary Boone” is accompanied by an official visualizer which features a rapper who’s never released an album, Despot, driving from New Jersey to Manhattan via the Lincoln Tunnel. Watch it here <link>

To date, Ezra Koenig, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio have released four songs from Only God Was Above Us: “Gen-X Cops,” “Capricorn,” “Classical” and now “Mary Boone”—evincing a diverse array of sounds and narratives, yet only revealing less than half of the album’s staggering range and depth. Only God Was Above Us will be available across digital platforms as well as on vinyl and CD. Pre-orders can be placed at

To accompany the news of Mary Boone, Vampire Weekend today announce a nine-date run of live shows kicking off at the 3Arena in Dublin on November 29th, and carrying through the U.K. in Scotland, Manchester and two separate London shows before wrapping up the run with shows in Paris and Amsterdam.

A fan pre-sale goes on sale from 10am (GMT) on Wednesday 3rd April with a general sale from 10am on Friday 5th April. Fans pre-ordering the album via Vampire Weekend’s website HERE will receive early access to UK & IRE Tour tickets. Further information can be found at

Vampire Weekend 

UK & European Tour 2024 

Nov 29 2024                      Dublin, Ireland                               3Arena 

Dec 01 2024                       Manchester, UK                               O2 Apollo

Dec 02 2024                       Manchester, UK                               O2 Apollo

Dec 04 2024                       London, UK                                     Eventim Apollo

Dec 06 2024                       Wolverhampton, UK                        The Halls

Dec 08 2024                       Glasgow, UK                                    OVO Hydro

Dec 10 2024                       London, UK                                      O2 Academy Brixton

Dec 13 2024                       Paris, France                                     Adidas Arena

Dec 15 2024                       Amsterdam, Netherlands                 AFAS Live

Lastly, Ezra, CT and Baio have released the second episode of Vampire Campfire, the band’s own podcast which sees them having literal fireside chats. Listen now to hear Baio explain the importance and joy that comes from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, valuable life hacks by Ezra, more insider information on Only God Was Above Us, some heavy maths and VW analytics (that may or may not be accurate) and a very special guest: the now famed dance phenom, and guitar/drum tech, Josh Goldsmith, the first guest to grace the Vampire Campfire circle. Listen to the new episode here.

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