“You know what I hate?” Vampire Weekend composer and producer Rostam Batmanglij asked The Fader early this year. “When you go see a band . . . and you’re waiting for them to finish playing the songs from their new album so they can go back to playing the old ones.” Although the band has plenty of old ones—the summery guitar pop of tracks like “A-Punk” and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” from their debut album and instrumentally and lyrically dense follow-ups like “Diplomat’s Sun” and “White Sky”—they’ve spent the past year or two fine-tuning the new ones. So far, we at home have heard “Diane Young” and “Step,” the A and B side of a seven-inch that continues to add new instruments and syncopation to the band’s siganture sound; head to Roseland Ballroom tonight to hear those and more.
Sun., April 28, 8 p.m., 2013
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