On Wednesday, the indie rocker stopped by Mark Hoppus’ After School Radio on Apple Music to discuss the progress he and his bandmates are currently making on their follow-up to Father of the Bride.
“Yeah, we’ve been working on music and, yeah, we were just recording in England for a while, now back in L.A., working with everybody, and, yeah, I mean, I think we’re… I’m always hesitant to…Sometimes I oversell how close we are with the record because who really knows? But we almost have an album’s worth of songs,” he told the Blink-182 bassist.
Koenig continued: “And, as you well know, you could tinker with a song forever; change the arrangement, change the lyrics, whatever. But, in that sense we’re close. I have no idea how long it’ll take to finish, but we’re feeling really good about the new material. So, yeah, a lot of studio time to come after the holidays.”
Stream Koenig’s full chat with Hoppus on After School Radio here.
Vampire Weekend’s last full-length studio album, released in 2019, earned the band a second Grammy victory for Best Alternative Album. Earlier this year, the band unveiled their EP 42:42, featuring remixes of “2021” by indie groove band Goose and composer/producer Sam Gendel. They also headlined the 2021 iteration of Outside Lands in San Francisco.