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Customer Reviews

Contra's "A-Punk"

The lead single off of Vampire Weekends upcoming sophomore album is full of energy - much like A-Punk from Vampire Weekend's self-titled album. "Cousins" is not as stunning as some of Vampire Weekend's other work - it is, however, better than a large majority of the music out there... It is definitely worth 99cents.

GREAT SINGLE!!!

This is amazing, can't wait to hear the rest of Contra in January

YAAAA! The First Single!!

This song is short but freaking amazing and exciting! I can't wait for "Contra". Why does January 12 have to be so far away?

Biography

Formed: 2006 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Describing their sound as "Upper West Side Soweto," New York City's Vampire Weekend mix preppy, well-read indie rock with joyful, Afro-pop-inspired melodies and rhythms. Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, and Chris Tomson formed the band early in 2006, when they were finishing up their studies at Columbia University. Taking their name from a movie Koenig made during his freshman year, the band started out by playing gigs at the university's literary societies and at parties. Word spread...
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