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Vampire Weekend - Contra FLAC Performer: Vampire Weekend
Album: Contra
Country: Japan
Released: 12 Jan 2010
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Label: XL Recordings, Beggars Banquet
Genre: Rock
Catalog #: XLCD429J, BGJ-10059
Size FLAC: 1826 mb.
Size MP3: 2002 mb.
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 457
Record Source: CD, Album


1 Japan Bonus Tracks:
2California English
Backing Vocals, Synthesizer [Additional] – Chris BaioCello – Hamilton BerryGuitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan Chu
4White Sky
Backing Vocals – Chris BaioGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMixed By – Rostam BatmanglijMixed By [Assistant] – Shane Stoneback
5Taxi Cab
Cello – Hamilton BerryDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMusic By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan Chu
6I Think Ur A Contra
Cello – Hamilton BerryDrums [Hand], Shaker – Jeff CurtinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijMusic By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijPiano – Ezra KoenigShaker – Shane Stoneback
Cello – Hamilton BerryDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinKeyboards – Ezra KoenigLyrics By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijPercussion [Marimbas, Rebolo, Zabumba, Shekere, Shakers, Auxiliary] – Mauro RefoscoPercussion [Shekere, Auxiliary] – Marcus FarrarViolin, Viola – Jonathan ChuVocals – Anne Donlon
9Giving Up The Gun
Cello – Hamilton Berry, Seth RosenfeldDouble Bass – Nat BaldwinDrums [Hand] – Jeff CurtinGuitar – Rostam BatmanglijPerformer [Additional Instrumentation] – Jesse NovakProgrammed By – Ezra KoenigVocals – Anne Donlon, Libby Gery
Guitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
Engineer – Rostam Batmanglij, Tito FuentesEngineer [Assistant] – Melchor MGuitar – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
Guitar – Ezra Koenig
13Diplomat's Son
Cello – Hamilton BerryGuitar, Shaker, Drums [Hand], Percussion [Snares] – Rostam BatmanglijLead Vocals [Bbridge] – Rostam BatmanglijLyrics By – Ezra Koenig, Rostam BatmanglijViolin, Viola – Jonathan ChuWritten-By [Hussel Sample] – Diplo, M.I.A. , Switch


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
XL CD 429, XLCD429Vampire Weekend Contra ‎(CD, Album)XL Recordings, XL RecordingsXL CD 429, XLCD429Europe2010
LAB 10028-2Vampire Weekend Contra ‎(CD, Album)XL Recordings, Lab 344LAB 10028-2Brazil2010
XL LP 429Vampire Weekend Contra ‎(LP, Album)XL RecordingsXL LP 429Europe2010
XLCD429JXVampire Weekend Contra ‎(CD, Ltd)XL RecordingsXLCD429JXJapan2010
XL CD 429Vampire Weekend Contra ‎(CD, Album)XL RecordingsXL CD 429US2010


  • BassChris Baio
  • DesignAsher Sarlin, Rostam Batmanglij
  • DrumsChristopher Tomson
  • EngineerJustin Gerrish, Rostam Batmanglij, Shane Stoneback
  • Engineer [Assistant]Fernando Lodeiro
  • Lead VocalsEzra Koenig
  • Lyrics ByEzra Koenig
  • Mastered ByEmily Lazar
  • Mastered By [Assistant]Joe Laporta
  • Mixed ByJustin Gerrish, Rostam Batmanglij
  • Music ByChris Baio, Christopher Tomson, Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  • Photography By [Band]Chris Tomson
  • Photography By [Cover]Tod Brody
  • Piano, Backing Vocals, Vocals [Harmonies], Keyboards, Harpsichord, Synthesizer [Vss-30], Drums, Synthesizer, SamplerRostam Batmanglij
  • Producer, Arranged By [Strings]Rostam Batmanglij
  • Written-By [Pressure Drop Interpolation]Frederick "Toots" Hibbert


Japanese verions of this release with 2 bonus tracks. Jewel case comes protected in outer cardboard sleeve. Main booklet has lyrics in English and credits for first 10 songs only, separate booklet in Japanese with lyrics and info.
Release date in "OBI" incorrectly states release as 10-07-12 (YY-MM-DD)

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

(P)2010 Vampire Weekend under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.
(C)2010 Vampire Weekend under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd.


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