Vampire Weekend to Release Contra, Yippity Skippity.

Bloody hindsight – it’s always 20-20. Remember all those ads with this girl? Right from the start, it was apparent she wasn't there to secretly tempt me with a new, revolutionary polo collection (my specialty store of choice varies from free market to flea market). A Wii remake of a NES classic would be more desirable, but the buzzing keyword was in her look: not doe-eyed, but rather "preppy" – the somewhat derogative adjective for one particular act. NME tried to hype up the big revelation, but to no avail.

So here’s the straight recap: Vampire Weekend’s new album drops on January 12, 2010 via XL recordings.

Next time, I’m gonna play "wheel of fortune" hosted by NME (“S O P _ O _ O _ _ S _ _ _ P”). I’ll do my Very Best.

Contra tracklist:

1. Horchata
2. White Sky
3. Holiday
4. California English
5. Taxi Cab
6. Run
7. Cousins
8. Giving Up The Gun
9. Diplomat’s Son
10. I Think Ur A Contra

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