Epiphone's Vampire Weekend debuted several new songs from their upcoming album, Modern Vampires of the City
(due out May 7), during their performance at Stubbs BBQ at SXSW in Austin, TX this past weekend including “Diane Young,” “Unbelievers,” and “Ya Hey,” which all got a great reaction from the crowd.
Singer Ezra Koenig kept time on his Epiphone Sheraton II,
which has been his touring guitar for several big tours. After the festival, Vampire Weekend stayed on in Texas to film an episode of Austin City Limits
which will air later this year. Visit the band's website
for more info and while you're there, you can stream some of the new album, too.
Thanks to Consequence of Sound
and photographer Jeremy D. Larson for the great photo.