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Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio & Chris Tomson took a little break break from recording LP3 to stop by Jimmy Kimmel's temporarily Brooklyn-based TV studio to play a couple tracks. Decked out in festive Misfits meets I Like Turtles skull face paint, Vampire Weekend played a BRAND NEW track called "Unbelievers" with a 3-piece horn section and then laid down "Oxford Comma" as a special web exclusive. LP3 has been in-the-works since roughly 2010 and may or may not be semi-inspired by failed Romantic Comedies like The Love Guru, Bride Wars, The Rocker ... "Dwight" from The Office, and Kate Hudson. Koenig recently sent Team Vampire Weekend a progress update, via Twitter exchange: "We've been working like maniacs for a long time. The time is not far away, we promise... start getting ready for the next VW ONSLAUGHT OF INFORMATIONMUSICIMAGESVIBESETC!" Ideally, it sounds like Vampire Weekend's new album [LP3] should be in record stores by late 2012-13.