NOMINATED FOR THREE GRAMMY AWARDS:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
BEST ROCK SONG
Vampire Weekend has been nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Album of the Year. The band will be also be competing for Best Alternative Music Album (for its acclaimed fourth album Father of the Bride) and Best Rock Song (Ezra Koenig for “Harmony Hall”) when the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards take place January 26, 2020.
Father of the Bride was released May 3rd on Columbia Records, quickly becoming the third Vampire Weekend album in a row to reach #1 on the Billboard 200. Father of the Bride’s first week sales of 138,000 marked the highest single week sales of the Grammy-winning band’s career, including 20,000 vinyl copies, putting the LP at #1 on the vinyl chart by a large margin—not to mention #1 debuts on the Album Sales and Internet Sales charts.
Critical acclaim for Father of the Bride has been unanimously enthusiastic, including:
“A veritable feast of music” —Billboard
“One of the most ~important~ bands of the 21st century… With Father of the Bride, their fourth album, the group has expanded itself and the conception of what a band can be.” —GQ
“The band’s long-awaited fourth album also just became the frontrunner for best album of 2019” —New York (Vulture)
“Sonically eclectic and lyrically profound… the indie-rock band’s most affecting material to date.” —People
“A sheer delight in craft and sound.” —Rolling Stone
“Vampire Weekend returns as the best indie band of their generation… the album proves that they’re still better than most, if not all, of the other artists of that era… More important, the band has a genius-level songwriter in (Ezra) Koenig” —USA Today
“An almost universally radiant offering… an album that could soundtrack an afternoon picnic or be used as fodder for a doctorate thesis on songwriting. It’s a beautifully realized cipher in an age of unsatisfying answers.” —Variety
Vampire Weekend has won one previous GRAMMY, for Best Alternative Music Album at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards for 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City, and was nominated for a Best Alternative Music Album at the 53rd annual GRAMMY Awards for 2010’s Contra. in 2014 Vampire Weekend performed at the yearly GRAMMY In The Schools Live! concert, accompanied by members of GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session. The band is currently on the European leg of its Father of the Bride Tour—its biggest and most ambitious outing to date, and one that has seen the band play a triumphant September 6th homecoming staged in-the-round for a sold out crowd of nearly 20,000 fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The tour will continue through 2020.