Vampire Weekend announces new album, Contra

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Well, ladies and gentlemen, the day is finally upon us: the boys of Vampire Weekend have announced the followup to their 2008 earth-shattering, life-changing, totally-indie self-titled debut.

Contra is its name and January 12, 2010 (via XL Recordings) is its release date. The effort will sport 10 tracks, including “White Sky”, which we have all heard already. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, featured on the album artwork is none other than a polo shirt! Score!

contra Vampire Weekend announces new album, Contra

As for what to expect? “It’s definitely going to be a recognizably Vampire Weekend sound, but there are going to be new sounds,” the band recently told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

Can’t wait.

Contra Tracklist:
0. 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