Its official: Rolling Stone has named Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires Of The City the number one album of 2013!! This is the third studio album for the NYC indie rock band, which was released in May via XL Recordings.
The album, which was released on multiple mediums including vinyl, has earned massive amounts of praise throughout the year including near perfect reviews from media outlets such as MSN, Pitchfork, (received Best New Music title) and was also named SPINMagazine’s Band of the Year.
Chief Mastering Engineer of The Lodge, Emily Lazar, mastered Modern Vampires of the City alongside the album's artful producers, band member Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Reichstaid. Lazar also joined forces with producer/mixer, Scott Jacoby to co-mix the track “Unbelievers,” the highest charting single from the album thus far. Rolling Stone also featured two tracks from Modern Vampires of the City on its 100 Best Songs of 2013 list: Unbelievers at #42 and Hannah Hunt at #4.
There is no arguing that Vampire Weekend has had a truly amazing year; as Rolling Stone has recently declared: “Vampire Weekend is one of the most innovative artists of the last decade."