So as you might have surmised from my failure to post a review, I wasn’t super excited about Contra. I gave it quite a few honest and earnest listens, but I’m still on the fence with it. Additionally, I’m pretty tired of the “VW Hype” that a lot of the music blogsophere seems to be consumed with… it wears on a guy after all.
When I saw the new video for ‘Giving Up the Gun‘, easily the best song on Contra in my opinion, I forgot all that for a few minutes. It’s a fantastic reminder of why Vampire Weekend is relevant. Hope you enjoy it!