Vampire Weekend to Return as Saturday Night Live Musical Guests

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Vampire Weekend will return to Saturday Night Live this month. Maya Rudolph will host the May 11 episode, which will mark the band’s fourth time performing on the show. The following installment of SNL, airing May 18, will be helmed by Jake Gyllenhaal, with musical guest Sabrina Carpenter. Carpenter will make her debut on the show, and will likely perform her recent pop hit “Espresso.”

Vampire Weekend released their fifth album, Only God Was Above Us, last month. They first appeared on Saturday Night Live back in 2008, playing their breakout hit “A-Punk” and “M79,” from their self-titled debut. They also showed up as musical guests in 2010, performing “Cousins” and “Giving Up the Gun,” from Contra, and again in 2013, doing live renditions of “Diane Young” and “Unbelievers,” from Modern Vampires of the City.