Holy boat shoes Batman(glij)!

Train my man, why the excitement? It may have a little something to do with a recent announcement by Vampire Weekend regarding their sophomore album, Contra. Due out on 1/12/10 (so far away!) via XL, the news has already got the blogs a-buzzin’ and will be sure to create deafening levels of hype for the release, the likes of which haven’t been seen since….well, the first VW album.  Studio sessions are again going to be produced by VW keys man, Mr. Rostam Batmanlij (fresh from his soundtrack-to-the-summer Discovery project), and according to Ezra the album is “definitely going to be a recognizably Vampire Weekend sound, but there are going to be new sounds. We’re trying to challenge ourselves not to use the same bag of tricks that we used on the first album — different instruments, stuff like that.” (EW)  Sounds like a plan to me amigos.

Album art and tracklisting are below, as well as some random VW jams to keep you satiated as you countdown to the release of Contra.  Time for me to go iron my polo shirts…

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

Vampire Weekend – White Sky (Live at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

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Vampire Weekend – Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac cover)

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Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Miike Snow remix)

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Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Vampire Weekend cover)

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  1. Alex on Thursday 17, 2009

    I think I love you. A+ Fleetwood Mac cover discovery!!!

  2. anjatrois on Thursday 17, 2009

    gahhhhhh vampire weekend cover with hot chip and peter gabriel singing his own name… what could be better in my life.. I don’t know.