Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vampire Weekend release Contra

So in the States today (12 Jan) Vampire Weekend are finally releasing their much anticipated Contra album. Yes please. It was released in the UK on the 11th.

If you are interested in buying the album, but haven't heard enough to give you that final push in these times of economic turmoil, give the album a listen below.

Check out their first video off Contra, Cousins:

Here are a couple of songs to maybe get you in the Vampire Weekend mood off Contra:

Tracks removed because the WEB SHERIFF asked me nicely.

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Hi Smack Talk,

On behalf of XL Recordings and Vampire Weekend, we would kindly ask you not to post copies of "Contra" on your site (or any non-preview tracks from Vampire Weekend's new album - street date 11th Jan UK & 12th Jan US).

We do appreciate that you are fans of / are promoting Vampire Weekend, but the label and artist would greatly appreciate your co-operation in removing your links to the pirate files in question.

Thank you for respecting the artist's and label’s wishes and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then full length versions of "Horchata" and "White Sky" are available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc at www.vampireweekend.com . Additionally, all three tracks from the Vampire Weekend Meets Toy Selectah bonus CD "Contra Megamelt" ("Cousinz", "Contramelt A" and "Contramelt B") have now also been designated as fan previews for sharing ahead of release … .. for further details of the new album, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the official site, as well as the band’s Myspace at www.myspace.com/vampireweekend and XL’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/XLRecordings ... .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

As a special, New Year’s gesture to fans and bloggers, an exclusive preview stream of the full album is now also available at the band’s MySpace page ... .. this is for hyper-linking ONLY and for streaming by fans directly off the band’s MySpace , so please reciprocate this goodwill gesture by NOT ripping or embedding these files ... .. similarly, a streaming widget is now also available off the band’s web-site for fans and bloggers to embed / enjoy pre-release but – again – please only use the official widget and don’t offer or embed ripped / pirated files.

Thanks Again & Best for 2010,