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