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Vampire Weekend Share Video for New Song “Mary Boone”: Watch

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio, and Chris Tomson, photo by Michael Schmelling

Vampire Weekend have shared another new song from their fifth studio album, Only God Was Above Us. The new song, “Mary Boone,” follows “Capricorn,” “Gen-X Cops,” and “Classical.” Watch the new track’s video, directed by Andrew Nisinson and starring New York and Definitive Jux rapper Despot, below.

Despot featured on a “Step” remix in 2014. He also opened for Vampire Weekend at Madison Square Garden in September 2019. In addition, he used to appear regularly with Ezra Koenig on Time Crisis.

“Mary Boone” is named after the New York gallery owner who was greatly influential in the 1980s. Boone closed her two galleries in 2019 ahead of a federal prison stint for offenses connected to tax fraud. She has now served her 30-month sentence and is out of prison.

Ezra Koenig wrote “Mary Boone” and he co-produced the song with Ariel Rechtshaid. The track includes a sample of Soul II Soul’s 1989 single “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me).” In addition, “Mary Boone” features a choir of Eliza Bagg, Jodie Landau, Luc Kleiner, and Kathryn Shuman.

Along with sharing “Mary Boone,” Vampire Weekend have announced European and UK tour dates in support of their new album. See the band’s upcoming schedule below.

Only God Was Above Us follows 2019’s Father of the Bride. The new album is out April 5 via Columbia.

Vampire Weekend:

04-08 Austin, TX - Moody Amphitheater
04-27 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Block Party
05-30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Barcelona
06-06 Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall ★
06-07 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ★
06-09 Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Financial Theatre ★
06-10 San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre ★
06-12 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl ✼◆
06-15 Berkeley, CA - William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre ◉
06-16 Berkeley, CA - William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre ◉
06-18 Burnaby, British Columbia - Deer Lake Park ◉
06-19 Bend, OR - Hayden Homes Amphitheater ◉
06-20 Seattle, WA - Climate Pledge Arena ◉
06-22 Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater
06-23 Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater
07-19 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre ▲
07-20 Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater ▲
07-22 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre ▣
07-23 Lincoln, NE - Pinewood Bowl Theater ▣
07-25 Maryland Heights, MO - Saint Louis Music Park ▣
07-26 Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ♕▣
07-27 Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ♕▣
07-30 Minneapolis, MN - The Armory ▣
07-31 Minneapolis, MN - The Armory ▣
08-01 Milwaukee, WI - BMO Pavilion ▣
08-03 St. Charles, IA - Hinterland Music Festival
09-19 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center ☞
09-20 Cincinnati, OH - The Icon Festival Stage at Smale Park ☞
09-21 Indianapolis, IN - Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park ☞
09-23 Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre ☞
09-24 Toronto, Ontario - Budweiser Stage ☞
09-25 Laval, Quebec - Place Bell ☞
09-27 Boston, MA - TD Garden ☞
09-28 Philadelphia, PA - TD Pavilion at The Mann ☞
09-30 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem ☞
10-01 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem ☞
10-02 Charlottesville, VA - Ting Pavilion ☞
10-05 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden ^㋛
10-06 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden #㋛
10-08 Wilmington, NC - Live Oak Bank Pavilion ☞
10-09 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater ☞
10-11 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater ☞
10-12 Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park ☞
10-13 Asheville, NC - Rabbit Rabbit ☞
10-15 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre ☞
10-17 Austin, TX - Moody Center ☞
11-29 Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena *
12-01 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
12-02 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo
12-04 London, England - Eventim Apollo
12-06 Wolverhampton, England - The Halls
12-08 Glasgow, Scotland - OVO Hydro +
12-10 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton $
12-13 Paris, France - Adidas Arena ^
12-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS Live ^

★ with LA LOM
✼ with The English Beat
◆ with Voodoo Glow Skulls
◉ with Mike Gordon
▲ with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
▣ with Ra Ra Riot
♕ with Princess
☞ with Cults
^ with Mark Ronson
㋛ with Turnstiles
# with The Brothers Macklovitch
* with Ye Vagabonds
+ with Teenage Fanclub
$ with China Crisis
^ with Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul

Vampire Weekend: Only God Was Above Us Tour

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Originally Appeared on Pitchfork