Vampire Weekend stokes the buzz with 'Horchata,' first single from new album

Horchata: it’s not just a delicious Mexican cinnamon rice milk drink anymore. It’s also the the name of the new single from Vampire Weekend.

The song comes from the band’s second album, “Contra,” which is due Jan. 12 on XL and has been included on Flavorpill’s list of the 12 most anticipated albums of 2010 (why do they all seem to come out in January and February?).

It’s true, though, that “Contra” is highly anticipated, especially after the splash the group made with its 2008 debut. “Horchata” continues in the same vein, with simple descriptive verses and clattering polyrhythms over wordless vocals in the chorus.

The band has also released this video for another new song, “Cousins.”

Horchata mp3

(Photo by Soren Solkar Starbird)

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