Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Vampire Weekend...

So jumping on the bandwagon the news of the week so far is most probably the new Vampire Weekend track, Horchata from their forthcoming album Contra, being released on their website.

After pretty much a year stuck with the same few VW tracks we finally have something new to confirm that they are the best new act around/confirm that they're just a bunch of over-hyped, under talented rich kids*.

On first listen the new track seems a little more pared down and direct that the work from the first album. Those happy-go-lucky pastel wearers have sound a bit more serious after a hard year on the road and facing the backlash of thousands of uber-cool scenesters. The basic recipe is still there, the tribal afro-pop, the whimsical strings and the instantly recognisable vocals but for some reason I imagine the guys playing this track with more of a frown on their brows.

You can download the mp3 here:

Vampire Weekend - Horchata

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