Vampire Weekend Performs ‘Sunflower’ For ‘Austin City Limits’

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Vampire Weekend will be featured on this weekend’s episode of Austin City Limits. The whole hour will be devoted to Vampire Weekend and a web exclusive performance of “Sunflower” from their 2019 LP Father Of The Bride can be viewed below.

The VW installment of Austin City Limits premieres this Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m. CT on most PBS stations. Vampire Weekend performs a handful of songs from Father Of The Bride during the episode, which is part of the long-running live music program’s 45th season. The seven-piece also runs through “A-Punk” from their 2008 self-titled debut LP, “White Sky” from 2010’s Contra and “New Dorp. New York” — frontman Ezra Koenig’s collaboration with SBTRKT.

“There’s never been a better time to appreciate Vampire Weekend, given the world we live in today,” said ACL executive producer Terry Lickona in a statement. “I’ve always been a fan of Ezra Koenig’s voice and his new songs are more personal and inward-looking than ever. Vampire Weekend has remained tried-and-true – popular without ever becoming pop!”

Lead guitarist Brian Roberts is featured in the web exclusive video of “Sunflower.” Watch the eight-minute take on the song recorded during Vampire Weekend’s Austin City Limits taping on August 22 below:

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