Monday, January 11, 2010

Vampire Weekend: Contra Drops This Week

Yes, we know it's poppy, accessible, and everyone loves it - even the New Yorker! But that's kind of the point, isn't it? We kind of suspect that that there's not much of the Vampire Weekend fan contingent that's looking to them for difficult, terse rock and roll. Quite the opposite, actually.

That being what it is, we were psyched to catch the band delivering "Cousins" on Letterman last week (see above), and getting ready to drop their latest Contra, tomorrow. The full record is already streaming at their website, and there's a boatload of pre-release hype going on this week. The following week (as previously mentioned), the band will be playing three nights at three separate New York venues. If you miss out, we're thinking you're probably bound to regret it later.

UPDATE: MTV has also apparently relaunched "Unplugged", with Vampire Weekend as the series opener. Check out vids here.

Vampire Weekend have three dates in New York City from 1/17-1/19 at United Palace Theater, Webster Hall, and Bowery Ballroom.

mp3: Vampire Weekend - Horchata
stream: Vampire Weekend - Contra
pictures: Vampire Weekend at the HAD Archive