Vampire Weekend Goes Political And Backs Bernie Sanders For President

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig is stepping out to make a political stand and says his band plans to support Bernie Sanders in the 2020 U.S. Presidential race.

In an interview with The Times, he said, "I like to believe he’s less of a sociopath than a lot of people who want to be president, but it’s hard to be as excited as I was in 2016. That was the first time I felt deeply about a candidate."

He went on to comment about the president: "I also subscribe to the belief that Trump doesn’t represent an upheaval so much as a moment of clarity about the way things have always been. Which isn’t to say there aren’t uniquely horrifying things happening, but there were under every administration."

Vampire Weekend will release their next album, Father of the Bride, on May 4.