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Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Announces Solo Debut as Dams of the West, Shares “Death Wish” Video

Youngish American Due Out This Fall

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Recently departed Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij is releasing a collaborative album with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen (I Had a Dream That You Were Mine) on September 23 via Glassnote. Current Vampire Weekend member Chris Baio released his debut solo album (The Names) last September simply under his last name, also via Glassnote. Now it’s the other Chris in Vampire Weekend’s turn. Chris Tomson has announced his debut solo album, but he’s going under the name Dams of the West. His debut album under that moniker is entitled Youngish American and is due out this fall (exact release date and label to be announced).

The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney co-produced the album with Tomson and Roger Moutenot. Tomson has shared a lyric video for the album’s first single, “Death Wish.” His wife Emily Tomson directed the fairly natural clip of Tomson cleaning a house and hanging out on a rocky beach. Watch it below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art. Can an Ezra Koenig solo album be far behind?

Youngish American Tracklist:

01 Bridges and Tunnels
02 Tell the Truth
03 Death Wish
04 The Inerrancy of You and Me
05 Polo Grounds
06 Will I Be Known to Her
07 Flag on the Can
08 Perfect Wave
09 Pretty Good WiFi
10 Youngish Americans

(Via Pitchfork)



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Kirsten Collins
September 20th 2016
9:19am

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