Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Vampire Weekend Announced!

Just read on Theophilus London's Twitter page an official release date for Vampire Weekend's sophomore album! The album is called Contra and will be released January 2010.

I've been waiting forever for this album to come out after I heard them perform "White Sky" last summer (2008) at a show at the Glasshouse with White Williams. They were still writing the album at that point and performed it as a test. The song is phenomenal, it continues Vampire Weekend's African pop-influenced sound adding more complex instrumentation. I've heard a few different versions floating around the blogosphere, a slower version played on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a quicker paced version played live in Glasgow, so it'll be interesting to see how "White Sky" and the other songs sound.

I was hoping their song "Ottoman" on the Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist soundtrack would have appeared on this album too.

Here is Vampire Weekend performing "Ottoman" at the Wiltern in Los Angeles:

You'll have to wait till January to cop the new album, but their self titled debut is available on iTunes.

Check Vampire Weekend's home page and MySpace page for more info.

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