Vampire Weekend ‎– Contra

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XL Recordings ‎– XL LP 429
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A1 Horchata
Cello – Hamilton BerryDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinKeyboards – Ezra KoenigLyrics By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijMarimba, Shekere, Shaker, Percussion [Rebolo, Zabumba, Auxiliary Percussion] – Mauro RefoscoShekere, Percussion [Auxiliary Percussion] – Marcus FarrarViolin, Viola – Jonathan ChuVocals – Anne Donlon
A2 White Sky
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Chris BaioGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMixed By – Rostam BatmanglijMixed By [Mixing Assistant] – Shane Stoneback
A3 Holiday
Guitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
A4 California English
Backing Vocals, Synthesizer [Additional Synth] – Chris BaioCello – Hamilton BerryGuitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan Chu
A5 Taxi Cab
Cello – Hamilton BerryDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMusic By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan Chu
A6 Run
Guitar – Ezra Koenig
B1 Cousins
Engineer – Rostam Batmanglij, Tito FuentesEngineer [Assisted By] – Melchor MGuitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
B2 Giving Up The Gun
Cello – Hamilton Berry, Seth RosenfeldDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinDrums [Hand Drums] – Jeff CurtinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijInstruments [Additional Instrumentation] – Jesse NovakSampler [Sampler Programming] – Ezra KoenigVocals – Anne Donlon, Libby Gery
B3 Diplomat's Son
Cello – Hamilton BerryGuitar, Shaker, Drums [Hand Drum], Snare, Lead Vocals [On 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*
B4 I Think Ur A Contra
Cello – Hamilton BerryDrums [Hand Drum], Shaker – Jeff CurtinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMusic By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijPiano – Ezra KoenigShaker – Shane Stoneback

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Includes a folded poster with lyrics and credits.

℗ 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. M.I.A. – "Hussel" sample in Diplomat's Son, published by Imagem Music/Copyright Control/Hollertronix Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at Treefort Studios in Dumbo, Brooklyn; Topetitud in Mexico City, Mexico; Avatar Studios NYC in Manhattan; Hicks and Joralemon in Brooklyn; Toots and the Maytals – "Pressure Drop" interpolation - written by Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, Universal Music Publishing Limited.

All tracks mastered at The Lodge
Legal Representation at Clintons.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 634904042912
  • Barcode (Text): 6 34904 04291 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): XLLP 429 B989654-01 A1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): XLLP 429 B989654-01 B1 HL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): XLLP 429 B989654-01 A2 MK
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): XLLP 429 B989654-01 B1 HL

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XL CD 429, XLCD429 Vampire Weekend Contra(CD, Album) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XL CD 429, XLCD429 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
LAB 10028-2 Vampire Weekend Contra(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Lab 344 LAB 10028-2 Brazil 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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conditionals

conditionals

May 13, 2017

Hey this sounds a lot better than the CD, I'm impressed as it's not exactly an audiophile pressing. The soundscape is much more lush, and not as sharp (eg Horchata no longer has piercing sections)
Carmel_Sound

Carmel_Sound

August 23, 2016

Also what is the difference between Variant 1 and Variant 2? Pressing dates or what?
Carmel_Sound

Carmel_Sound

August 11, 2016

Can anyone tell me whether their copy came with a lyrics sheet? Mine was brand-new, sealed in shrink-wrap when I got it but there's no lyrics. I checked the back of the poster because that's the format they used on "Modern Vampires" but it's blank. I have had this copy for a long time, so it's possible I may have just lost the lyrics, but I don't ever remembering seeing them. Anybody have a similar issue?
justin_hunter85

justin_hunter85

July 22, 2016
I have the following details on my press:

Matrix / Runout (Side A): XLLP 429 B989654-01 A3 MK
Matrix / Runout (Side B): XLLP 429 B989654-01 B4 MK
VinylJunkiez

VinylJunkiez

May 4, 2015
Can someone tell me the matrix numbers on their copy of this one (purchased in US; no evidence it's a European press)? Mine are:
Side A: B989654-01 A2 MN(or X or R) VIS(or 5) XLLP429 VT
Side B: B989654-01 B2 HL XLLP 429