Vampire Weekend's new song 'Horchata' makes me smile. ♫ It's from their upcoming album, Contra due out January 11th UK / 12th US, 2010.
If you haven't had the chance to hear it yet, you can visit their site and download it for free. http://www.vampireweekend.
Take a listen!
On 'Horchata', according to Stereogum.com, Vampire Weekend "abandoned their guitars entirely in favor of kalimba, marimba, and a Yamaha VSS-30" that Rostam got off of eBay.
Personally, I love the sound. Good or bad, it has similarities to Paul Simon back in the day… yet it's completely original with VW's own style. Keep it coming guys!
In case you're wondering what horchata is. Here ya go!
Mexican Horchata - A refreshing cold drink made of rice, almonds, cinnamon (canella), lime zest and sugar.