Free music: Vampire Weekend give away new album track!

First track from 'Contra' available now, plus intimate live shows confirmed

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Vampire Weekend are giving away the first track from their forthcoming new studio album ‘Contra’ as a free download.

The track, “Horchata”, is available from now.

The taster for the new album comes months ahead of ‘Contra’‘s release throgh XL recordings on January 11, 2010.


In the meantime, Vampire Weekend will play a series of intimate live shows, including London‘s Kings College on October 15.

The other newly announced live shows take place at the following venues, more surprise dates are to be announced soon too:

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

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