The Japanese edition of Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride is out today (May 15). As Stereogum points out, it includes three bonus tracks: “Houston Dubai,” a cover of Mickey Newbury’s “I Don’t Think Much About Her No More,” and “Lord Ullin’s Daughter,” which features Jude Law.
According to Stereogum, Jude Law reads the Scottish poem “Lord Ullin’s Daughter” over “a more stripped-down version” of FOTB’s “Big Blue.” (On a recent episode of “Time Crisis,” Ezra Koenig said one of the Japanese bonus tracks was “a radical reconfiguration of ‘Big Blue.’”) A representative for the band confirmed Law’s appearance to Pitchfork and also stated that there are no plans to release the bonus tracks outside of Japan.
Along with his contributions to “Lord Ullin’s Daughter,” Jude Law voices the robot butler Charles on Ezra Koenig’s Netflix show “Neo Yokio.”
Check out Pitchfork’s new feature “Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig on 10 Things That Inspired Father of the Bride.”