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Appearing on The Daily Show April 10th

Vampire Weekend Radio Takes Over SiriusXM’s XMU Channel (35) beginning today

“Vampire Weekend has never made a bad album, but ‘Only God Was Above Us’ is one of its best.”

” It feels new and comfortable, regularly elegant and charming, calm and comforting, and, at times, foreboding. And just a bit worried.
This is to say that ‘Only God Was Above Us’ is also the most honest album Vampire Weekend have made, an encapsulation of what the band does best, melodic and abstruse in Koenig’s own masterful way.”

—PITCHFORK, Best New Music

“It’s like a musical shot of adrenaline. But its rewards are worth working to discover… it’s a fascinating evolution for a band that refuses to stay in one place for too long.”

One of the quintessential bands for their generation the album is as good as anything the New York City-formed rockers have ever made (which is to say, very good) It’s not exactly like anything you’ve heard before; it’s 100% Vampire Weekend.”

“…a Harsh Beautiful Record For a Harsh Beautiful World”

“…an album full of startling changes and wild sonic upheavals, all packed into 10 songs.”

“Vampire Weekend’s latest album takes the band’s unmistakable sound to dazzlingly intricate places… bringing their vast musical pedigree to create a sound that they’ve touched on previously but never explored so thoroughly… sophisticated, scale-vaulting hooks and constantly shifting arrangements…filled with wildly cascading arpeggios and mellifluous melodies”

At long last, Vampire Weekend’s fifth studio album, Only God Was Above Us, is out today via Columbia Records. Met with unanimous rave reviews across the globe, OGWAU finds Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson, along with longtime collaborator and producer Ariel Rechtshaid, expanding an unmatched streak of critical and commercial successes.

OGWAU’s release week festivities kick off with the band’s sold out show in Austin, TX on Monday April 8th under a total eclipse. The entire show will be broadcast LIVE for FREE on streaming platform Veeps, starting at 12pm CT allowing Vampire Weekend fans across the globe to be a part of this unique experience. Go to for more information. 

From there the band will grace their hometown of NYC for a visit with Comedy Central’s intrepid news team at The Daily Show on April 10th at 11 pm ET—the band’s first televised performance since 2019. 

Additional OGWAU official release week activities are rumored to involve Lamborghinis, hot dogs, and other Tri-State area jaunts. 

In case you missed it, the third episode of Vampire Campfire, was released this week and features very special guest Ariel Rechtshaid and solves the long held mystery: “How tall are the members Vampire Weekend?” Baio, CT and Koenig also answer some fan questions on air.  Watch the latest episode here, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Beginning today, SiriusXM’s XMU, channel 35, will become Vampire Weekend Radio through April 8 and will be available in the SiriusXM app through May 7. Including a personal intro from the band on Only God Was Above Us, the channel will also feature Vampire Weekend’s discography from the last two decades, stories behind their songs, as well as music and artists that inspire them. The channel will also highlight archival SiriusXM Sessions performances and will feature the premiere of a new, stripped down SiriusXM Session. To start listening to Vampire Weekend Radio go here. Eligible customers can get their first three months of SiriusXM for free. Go to for more information.