October 5, 2009

Horchata - New Song by Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend, the indie-darlings of 2008, have announced their upcoming album in recent weeks, entitled Contra, which will be avaliable January 11th in the UK and the 12th in the US. I'm moderately interested to see if these guys can follow up with the same success with their first album. While they have a fairly unique sound, I've always been moderately turned off by the amount of critical praise heaped upon them, as well as the widespread adoption of the hipster-demographic. At the end, it never really matters what others think of anything, and they have sounded pretty good. This new track, Horchata (which, according to wikipedia, is: the name for several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts) sounds quite good. They have retained much of the light, fun sound that was prevalent throughout their first album, and that is an indication of how the album will sound, they should be pretty well off next year.

Here's the track listing:
01 Horchata
02 White Sky
03 Holiday
04 California English
05 Taxi Cab
06 Run
07 Cousins
08 Giving Up the Gun
09 Diplomat's Son
10 I Think Ur a Contra

Horchata - Vampire Weekend