First off. Vampire Weekend.
We all know they made a huge splash in 2008 with one of the best albums of the year. Well they are coming out with a new album Contra on January 12th (amazon). So far there have been 2 released singles and one is making its way onto the blog network “Horchata” is the first single that came out a while back. It’s quite mellow but it’s coming from a more mature VW that is sure to leave us impressed with this new album. There is a free download from their website (http://vampireweekend.com/horchata/) of course you have to join the mailing list to get it, but hey, it’s a free song. Give them the yahoo account with the XXOO’s you made in 8th grade or your best friends. . “Cousins” sounds like it is going to be the A-Punk of Contra. It is upbeat and fun just like A-Punk. “White Sky” is the newest song. It definitely follows the VW mantra with the bubbly and sophisticated, very unique sound.