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Vampire Weekend’s first track from their upcoming album fuses electronica blips with world drumming in a unique take on their trademark preppy pop. The band released ‘Horchata’ today in the lead-up to the January 11, 2010, release of their sophomore album Contra. It’s set to be an interesting one, their previous release was the clinky ‘Ottoman’, encompassing a similarly blitzy, blissed-out vibe but with more Royal Tenenbaums-esque dysfunctional family violins and graduation crescendos. They seem to have ingested a more worldly concoction since their initial, sprightly burst onto the scene with their brilliant and addictive debut self-titled album. The band also announced today that they’re doing a string of special intimate impromptu shows in California (on sale October 9), to be announced sporadically on their website, so keep an eye out for details.


October 6 – Montreal, QC Le National
October 8 – Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
October 15 – London, UK King’s College*
October 22 – Paris, FR Nouveau Casino
November 2 – Long Beach, CA The Art Theater
November 5 – Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriet’s
November 7 – Lafayette, CA Town Hall Theatre
November 8 – Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
November 9 – Visalia, CA The Cellar Door
November 10 – San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
November 12 – Bakersfield, CA Chencho’s
November 14 – Lomita, CA VFW Hall
November 17 – Tokyo, JAP Tokyo Unit*
November 21 – Sydney, AUS Oxford Art Factory*
(* = Mailing List Exclusive Pre-Sale)

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