This past Tuesday featured the release of Vampire Weekend's new musical offering entitled CONTRA. THE FUTURIST! loves the sound of this group. He finds their mixture of African musical flavoring mixed with an Indie pop seasoning to be quite mood elating. The voice of the lead singer, with his "ohs" and "ahs" and non-verbal larynx emissions, acts as an instrument of sorts combined with the rapid guitar plucking, drums and, in this case, violins. It's like a classy Upper West Side Manhattan Tropical Fruit Punch of tonal titillation. This particular song on their new album (CD) has charmed THE FUTURIST! the most. And now THE FUTURIST! knows that a Horchata is a South of the Border drink. After the song you may continue to watch even more songs performed by the group, including a few playful interviews. This is a presentation of a show done for pitchfork.com.