Not just any weekend, a Vampire Weekend

September 20th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Vampire Weekend photo by Alex John Beck

Vampire Weekend photo by Alex John Beck

Ezra Koenig, the lead singer of Vampire Weekend, has said that the band’s newest release “Modern Vampires of the City,” completes a trilogy when looked at alongside the band’s two other releases, 2008′s self-titled disc and 2010′s “Contra.”

So what happens next, after the end of the trilogy?

“I don’t know,” says Chris Baio, the band’s bassist.

His answer is part actual wonder, part coy. He doesn’t like to talk about the music the band is creating in the idea labeling it now will influence what people think about it upon its actual release.

But, as the band did with “Modern Vampires of the City,” the band members are happy to let the music lead the way. Baio says that any pressure on the band to live up to the hype created by their previous records was internal.

I talked with Baio, who recently left the band’s birthplace of Brooklyn, N.Y., for a place in London, about the group’s recording process, how he deals with the hype and life on the road. You can read my story in today’s What’s Up! section [Note: Subscriber content].

The band performs at the Arkansas Music Pavilion on Wednesday (Sept. 25) night. They’ll be joined by opening act Sky Ferreira, who will perform despite a recent arrest.

Tickets for the show are $36.50 in advance or $40 on the day of the show. Tickets are available through the Walton Arts Center box office.