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Have a sip of Horchata October 7, 2009

Posted by Patrick in Muzak.
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Vampire Weekend’s first single, Horchata, from forthcoming album Contra turned up online on Monday as a free download from their official website.

The track is named after what Wikipedia refers to as “several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley or tigernuts (chufas).” Doesn’t sound too appetising as a drink but as a piece of music I actually quite like it.

It’s not too far removed from the stuff we’re used to from the group’s self-titled debut album, and it’s a nice upbeat track that builds into a drum-filled crescendo while giving us a bit of strings and such along the way for good measure.

If the rest of the album sounds anything like this, then I’m looking forward to hearing it when it’s released on 11th January, or indeed whenever it all leaks online.

Vampire Weekend – Horchata (download on the official website)

[Image: Vampire Weekend Official]