Vampire Weekend ‎– Contra

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XL Recordings ‎– XL CD 429, XL Recordings ‎– XLCD429
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CD, Album
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1 Horchata
Cello – Hamilton BerryDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinKeyboards – Ezra KoenigLyrics By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijMarimba, Percussion [Rebolo], Percussion [Zabumba], Shekere, Shaker, Percussion [Auxiliary] – Mauro RefoscoShekere, Percussion [Auxiliary] – Marcus FarrarViolin, Viola – Jonathan ChuVocals – Anne Donlon
3:27
2 White Sky
Backing Vocals – Chris BaioGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMixed By [Assistant] – Shane Stoneback
2:59
3 Holiday
Guitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
2:18
4 California English
Backing Vocals, Synthesizer [Additional] – Chris BaioCello – Hamilton BerryGuitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan Chu
2:30
5 Taxi Cab
Cello – Hamilton BerryDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMusic By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan Chu
3:56
6 Run
Guitar – Ezra Koenig
3:53
7 Cousins
Engineer – Rostam Batmanglij, Tito FuentesEngineer [Assistant] – Melchor MGuitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
2:25
8 Giving Up The Gun
Cello – Hamilton Berry, Seth RosenfeldDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinDrums [Hand] – Jeff CurtinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijInstrumentation By [Additional Instrumentation] – Jesse NovakProgrammed By – Ezra KoenigVocals – Anne Donlon, Libby Gery
4:46
9 Diplomat's Son
Cello – Hamilton BerryGuitar, Shaker, Drum [Hand Drum], Snare [Snares] – Rostam BatmanglijLead Vocals [Bridge] – Rostam BatmanglijLyrics By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan ChuWritten-By [Hussel Sample] – Diplo, M.I.A. (2), Switch (2)Written-By [Pressure Drop Interpolation] – Frederick "Toots" Hibbert*
6:01
10 I Think Ur A Contra
Cello – Hamilton BerryDrums [Hand], Shaker – Jeff CurtinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMusic By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijPiano – Ezra KoenigShaker – Shane Stoneback
4:26

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Released with all matte paper slipcase and booklet with lyrics.

Recorded in Treefort Studios in Dupmbo, Brooklyn; Topetitud in Mexico City, Mexico; Avatar Studios NYC in Manhattan; Hicks and Joralemon in Brooklyn.
All tracks mastered at The Lodge

℗ 2010 Vampire Weekend under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
© 2010 Vampire Weekend under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.

2009 Vampire Weekend Music (ASCAP) / Imagem Music.
"Hussel" sample in "Diplomat's Son" published by Imagem Music / Copyright Control / Hollertronix Music (ASCAP); "Pressure Drop" interpolation, Universal Music Publishing Limited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 34904 04292 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 634904042929
  • Label Code: LC 05667
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 53927396/XLCD429 22
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0773
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): [arvato digital services BERTELSMANN logo] 53927396/XLCD429 22
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0797
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 53927396/XLCD429 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 0784
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 53927396/XLCD429 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 0778
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): [arvato digital services BERTELSMANN logo] 53927396/XLCD429 22
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 0795
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6): [arvato digital services BERTELSMANN logo] 53927396/XLCD429 22
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 6): IFPI 0796
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7): 53927396/XLCD429 21
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 7): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 7): IFPI 0776
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 8): IFPI 0790
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 9): 53927396/XLCD429 22
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI LB47
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 9): IFPI 0772

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LAB 10028-2 Vampire Weekend Contra(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Lab 344 LAB 10028-2 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
XL LP 429 Vampire Weekend Contra(LP, Album) XL Recordings XL LP 429 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
XLCD429JX Vampire Weekend Contra(CD, Ltd) XL Recordings XLCD429JX Japan 2010 Sell This Version
XL CD 429 Vampire Weekend Contra(CD, Album) XL Recordings XL CD 429 US 2010 Sell This Version
XL LP 429 Vampire Weekend Contra(LP, Album, RE) XL Recordings XL LP 429 US 2015 Sell This Version

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amoebasinger

amoebasinger

April 25, 2019
The cover model:
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And a picture slideshow of her commercial work:
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slickmccool

slickmccool

February 27, 2019
How can I identify one of the original 2010 presses?