Vampire Weekend closed out SXSW by debuting a few new tracks, namely "Diane Young" and "Ya Hey". Now, the first of those gets the single treatment, along with a b-side titled "Step". The studio versions of both songs are pretty excellent, and any fans of the New York outfit will surely be pleased.
"Diane Young" is energetic, driving forward with frantic guitars and percussion, along with a bit of flair and fun from frontman Ezra Koenig and keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij. "Step" on the other hand is a slow, reflective affair, gliding along with heavenly instrumentation. Both are worth the listen. Check 'em out below.
Vampire Weekend's third studio album, Modern Vampires of the City, releases on May 7th.