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Vampire Weekend share new songs ‘Capricorn’ and ‘Gen-X Cops’ from upcoming fifth album

The new album, 'Only God Was Above Us', was announced last week and will be released in April.

By Will Richards

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Vampire Weekend (Picture: Michael Schmelling)

Vampire Weekend have shared the first two songs from their recently announced fifth album – listen to ‘Capricorn’ and ‘Gen-X Cops’ below.

The trio’s new album, Only God Was Above Us, arrives on April 5 via Columbia, five years after their last effort, Father of the Bride.

The two new tracks present different sides of the new album – ‘Capricorn’ is a slow and swaying introduction, while ‘Gen-X Cops’ is a twitchy and energetic punk-influenced number that harks back to the band’s earliest music.

Watch official videos for both below, featuring archival footage from Steven Siegel, the artist whose photo is used on the Only God Was Above Us album cover.

Three days after their album’s release, Vampire Weekend will play a special launch show at the Moody Amphitheater in Austin, Texas. The performance will take place at midday to coincide with a total solar eclipse.

Only God Was Above Us track list:

1. ‘Ice Cream Piano’
2. ‘Classical’
3. ‘Capricorn’
4. ‘Connect’
5. ‘Prep-School Gangsters’
6. ‘The Surfer’
7. ‘Gen-X Cops’
8. ‘Mary Boone’
9. ‘Pravda’
10. ‘Hope’