We're about a month away from Vampire Weekend's sophomore album Contra (on Jan. 12), and the songs keep on coming. I was already excited for the release since I've had "Horchata" stuck in my head for what seems like forever, and now there's "California English, Pt. 2." which is being touted as the b-side to "Cousins."
"Pt. 2" is not your typical Vampire Weekend fare. The guys appear to be experimenting with their sound, using an effect that sounds like a record skipping and lots of synth. The result feels a tad more lethargic than their usual jumpy songs, so I'm curious to hear what die-hard VW fans think of this one — I like it! Take a listen for yourself when you read more.