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Too Many Records presents... Souveneer and Friends - Don't Call Me A Contra

Don't Call Me A Contra: An unauthorized collaborative reimagining of Vampire Weekend's 2010 sophomore album by Souveneer and Friends

***ALL PROFIT FROM THE PROJECT IS GOING TO THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END HOMELESSNESS***

An Indie folk interpretation, laid back, coffeehouse vibes. Simple and beautiful reinterpretations of songs that are faithful enough to keep the memorable moments and inflections but with a different musical lens. Gorgeous harmonies and vocals and mesmerizing arrangements. Just about every track features a different vocalist/artist to assist in telling their personal version of Contra.

I heard about this project when Ezra shared it on his social media, and upon my first listen I was absolutely blown away.

We reinterpreted the art (thanks to an assistance from Dale in the TMR community) to contain the color scheme of the original album cover, in addition to some imagery that is prevelant throughout the colorful lyrics on the record.

It's a 1LP on double splatter vinyl.

So I encourage you to listen to this album, it does one of the greatest albums of all time so much justice, and it's a beautiful version that I truly think would get equal spin time to the original. The original is full of rich, complex instrumentation and energy, while this version is more subdued, entrancing, and meditative. Two signs of a wonderful coin.

As with all QRATES campaigns, you have 30 days to pledge and then it's offically out of print, so don't hesitate! Thanks to everyone who has supported the label thus far.

Let's make another record.

-Matt and Mason (Souveneer)

Don't Call Me A Contra: An unauthorized collaborative reimagining of Vampire Weekend's 2010 sophomore album by Souveneer and Friends

***ALL PROFIT FROM THE PROJECT IS GOING TO THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE TO END HOMELESSNESS***

An Indie folk interpretation, laid back, coffeehouse vibes. Simple and beautiful reinterpretations of songs that are faithful enough to keep the memorable moments and inflections but with a different musical lens. Gorgeous harmonies and vocals and mesmerizing arrangements. Just about every track features a different vocalist/artist to assist in telling their personal version of Contra.

I heard about this project when Ezra shared it on his social media, and upon my first listen I was absolutely blown away.

We reinterpreted the art (thanks to an assistance from Dale in the TMR community) to contain the color scheme of the original album cover, in addition to some imagery that is prevelant throughout the colorful lyrics on the record.

It's a 1LP on double splatter vinyl.

So I encourage you to listen to this album, it does one of the greatest albums of all time so much justice, and it's a beautiful version that I truly think would get equal spin time to the original. The original is full of rich, complex instrumentation and energy, while this version is more subdued, entrancing, and meditative. Two signs of a wonderful coin.

As with all QRATES campaigns, you have 30 days to pledge and then it's offically out of print, so don't hesitate! Thanks to everyone who has supported the label thus far.

Let's make another record.

-Matt and Mason (Souveneer)

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12” Special vinyl (33 rpm)
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Mar 24 2021 ~ Apr 23 2021 00:00 UTC
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An Unauthorized Collaborative Reimagining of Vampire Weekend’s 2010 Sophomore Album
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released December 28, 2020

mason maggio - instrumentation, vocals, production
alex aller - vocals (white sky)
noah mcguire - vocals, programming, vitromancy (holiday)
nate flaks - vocals (holiday)
billie rae grant - vocals (taxi cab)
beck pete - vocals (run)
christian van deurs - vocals (cousins)
billy duprey - vocals, programming (giving up the gun)
daphne gale - vocals (diplomat's son)
celeste tauchar - vocals (i think ur a contra)

(all songs written by ezra koenig and rostam batmanglij)

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