Vampire Weekend ‎– Father Of The Bride - 2019 Indie Rock - Sealed 2LP + Poster

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Vampire Weekend ‎– Father Of The Bride


Columbia ‎– 19075930141
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Gatefold sleeve. Embossed cover.
Includes a poster with credits and lyrics.

Barcode: 1 90759 30141 8

USA & Canada
03 May 2019



A1 Hold You Now 2:33
Featuring – Danielle Haim
A2 Harmony Hall 5:08
A3 Bambina 1:42
A4 This Life 4:28
A5 Big Blue 1:48
B1 How Long? 3:32


B2 Unbearably White 4:40
B3 Rich Man 2:29
B4 Married In A Gold Rush 3:42
Featuring – Danielle Haim


C1 My Mistake 3:18
C2 Sympathy 3:46
C3 Sunflower 2:17
Featuring – Steve Lacy
C4 Flower Moon 3:57
Featuring – Steve Lacy
C5 2021 1:38


D1 We Belong Together 3:10
Featuring – Danielle Haim
D2 Stranger 4:08
D3 Spring Snow 2:41
D4 Jerusalem, New York, Berlin 2:54


Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Spring Snow, LLC
Copyright (c) – Spring Snow, LLC
Licensed To – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Distributed By – Columbia Records
Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment
Recorded At – Echo Park Back House Studios
Recorded At – Vox Recording Studios
Mixed At – Larrabee North
Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 32519
Published By – BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Published By – H&R Lastrada Music
Published By – Notting Hill Music
Published By – Leon F. Sylvers III Publishing
Published By – Medium Inc.
Published By – Nichion Inc.
Published By – Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.

Art Direction – Nick Harwood
Design [Cover Design] – Primo Kahn, Public-Library
Executive-Producer – Ariel Rechtshaid, Dave Macklovitch, Ezra Koenig
Illustration – Brendan Ratzlaff
Legal – Nicky Stein
Legal [At] – Clintons
Management – Ian Montone
Management [For] – Monotone, Inc.
Management [With] – Brian Cross, John Michael Picard, Matt Pollack
Mastered By – Emily Lazar
Mastered By [Assisted By] – Chris Allgood


© & ℗ 2019 Spring Snow, LLC. under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment / Manufactured and Distributed by Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010-8601

"Hold You Now" contains a sample of God Yu Tekkem Laef Blong Mi composed by Hans Zimmer, from the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture The Thin Red Line, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

"How Long" contains elements from "And the Beat Goes On" (William Shelby/Stephen Shockley/Leon F. Sylvers III), published by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC/H&R Lastrada Music/Notting Hill Music o/b/o Leon F. Sylvers III Publishing.

Rich Man: Contains a sample of "Please Go Easy With Me" written and performed by S.E. Rogie, used courtesy of Rogee, Inc.

"2021" (contains a sample of "Talking" written by Haruomi Hosono) / Published by Medium Inc., administered by Nichion, Inc., sub published in the United States and Canada by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.

Harmony Hall, This Life: Mixed [...] at Larrabee Studios (North Hollywood, CA)

We Belong Together: Recorded at The Stanley's House in Martha's Vineyard, Echo Park Backhouse Studios & Vox Studios



"The music (produced again in part by Modern Vampires collaborator Ariel Rechtshaid, with a few cameos by Batmanglij) is accordingly sunny, celebratory, redolent at times of country, ABBA, lounge music (“My Mistake”) and Brazilian jazz (“Flower Moon”) and the barefoot exultations of Van Morrison (“This Life”). Just as indie bands like Pavement cautiously resuscitated the ’70s rock that came before them, Vampire Weekend have resuscitated—or recolonized, you could say—the multicultural boomer sounds of the ’90s, when bands like the Gipsy Kings and the Chieftains moved into the American market, when the Indigo Girls and Rusted Root helped constellate a folksy alternative to the punk-derived sound of “alternative music.”

In the past, the band tended to rely on unusual juxtapositions; here they present their sound more like a compilation, a set of cultural presets calibrated to induce nostalgia, revulsion, historical reconsideration. (Hey, you, remember Tevas? Peace Frogs? Papyrus?) The message is sincere, but the sound bristles with intellectual awareness, the protection you wear when wading into bad taste. “There’s always been that part of me [where] I see people beating up on something and I just wanna be like, ‘What’s really going on here?’” Koenig said on a recent episode of his online radio show, “Time Crisis.” For years, Vampire Weekend have implicitly threatened—in their perverse, contrarian, head-of-the-class way—to sound like Phish; Father marks the moment the threat becomes a promise.

For a band historically obsessed by the manmade world, its technology, its culture, and its flood of proper nouns, Father is relatively naturalistic, less reference-heavy and confined to its head. Several of the songs (“Hold You Now,” “Married in a Gold Rush,” “We Belong Together”) are literal duets between Koenig and Haim’s Danielle Haim—the sound not of one person thinking it through but two people hashing it out, of yin slowly reconciling itself to yang. Themes include spring, rebirth, a shedding of old skin, and reclamation of light; at one point, we return to the garden (“Sunflower”); at another, we hear the lullaby of crickets (“Big Blue”)." (Pitchfork)

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Condition New
Format 2LP, Gatefold
Label Columbia
Color Black