On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Father of the Bride”, the fourth Vampire Weekend studio album. It was recorded January 2016 – August 2018, at “Effie Street” in  Silverlake, California, “Vox” in Hollywood, “Sony” in Akasaka, Minato, Japan, and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, DJ Dahi and Rostam Batmanglij.

Personnel:

  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Tommy King – piano
  • Buddy Ross – synthesizers, Wurlitzer, piano, strings, backing vocals 
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Greg Leisz – electric and pedal steel guitar
  • David Longstreth – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jake Longstreth – guitar
  • John Nixon – guitar
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – guitar
  •  Steve Lacy – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • Serena McKinney – violins 
  • Danielle Haim – lead and backing vocals
  • Jude Law – lead vocals
  • Jenny Lewis – vocal sample
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineer, mixing
  • Buddy Ross – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Everett – engineer, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – engineer, mixing
  • Dalton Ricks – engineer
  • Nick Rowe – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John DeBold – engineer
  • Hiroya Takayama – engineer
  • Takemasa Kosaka – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) – engineer
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Jude Law – engineer
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – mixing
  • Robin Florent – mixing assistant
  • Scott Desmarais – mixing assistant
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistant
  • Nick Harwood – art direction
  • Primo Kahn – cover design
  • Public-Library – cover design
  • Brendan Ratzlaff – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ezra Koenig, except where noted.

  1. Hold You Now – Ezra Koenig, Hans Zimmer
  2. Harmony Hall
  3. Bambina
  4. This Life – Ezra Koenig, Makonnen Sheran, Mark Ronson
  5. Big Blue
  6. How Long? – Ezra Koenig, William Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Leon F. Silvers III
  7. Unbearably White
  8. Rich Man – Ezra Koenig, S. E. Rogie
  9. Married in a Gold Rush
  10. My Mistake – Ezra Koenig, Ludwig Göransson
  11. Sympathy – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  12. Sunflower
  13. Flower Moon – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  14. 2021 – Haruomi Hososno, Ezra Koenig
  15. We Belong Together – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  16. Stranger
  17. Spring Snow – Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, Sam Gendel
  18. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin

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