A Slice of Fried Gold

New Vampire Weekend - Cousins

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Vampire Weekend made one of my top 20 favorite albums of this past decade, as their self titled debut was a modern day Graceland filled with ska rhythms and unforgiving hooks. On January 11th, they will be releasing their follow up album titled Contra. While I'm excited, the first track off that album (titled "Horchata") did not really blow me away and actually made me sit back and reassess my expectations. Somewhat predictably they unveiled the first single off the album today and it once again moved my expectations to possibly unreachable levels. Check it out yourself and see what you think. I had to take down my link, but I'm sure you'll find it plenty easy to find if you simply search "Vampire Weekend Cousins Hype Machine." It's already at the tip top of my most highly anticipated albums list for 2010.



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Hi David,

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 January UK / 12th January 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 labels' wishes and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then a full length version of "Horchata" is available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc at http://www.vampireweekend.com/ ... for further details of the new album, on-line promotions, videos and 2009/2010 shows, check-out the official Vampire Weekend site, as well as the official Vampire Weekend Myspace profile http://www.myspace.com/vampireweekend and the Beggars Group's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/beggars ... and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further Vampire Weekend news, mixes, preview material and on-line promotions.

As you will appreciate, this post is written on a without prejudice basis and, as such, all of our clients' accumulated, worldwide rights and remedies remain strictly reserved : please excuse this required formality.

With Thanks & Regards,


David Harper said...

Yeah! Web Sheriff! First appearance on my blog...that's exciting.

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