[NEW] Vampire Weekend – California English Pt.2

By Will Oliver, December 2nd 2009 — with 50 comments MP3


Good morning! I got a brand spankin’ new Vampire Weekend song for you guys today! It is “California English Pt.2”, which is the b-side to the “Cousins” single. Like “Horchata” it is different from anything on their debut album, so all the critics who doubted that they wouldn’t change are eating their words! With that said, it is still very Vampire Weekend. The song is a good listen, but it doesn’t really have a climax or a big winning chorus that VW made routine on every other song. So I guess it is a bit on the — safe side? It is only a b-side, but then again one of my favorite VW songs to date “Ladies Of Cambridge” is a b-side. I really like the atmosphere that is created through the looped vocals. It may be one of the most “produced” song of theirs to date. You can tell a lot of studio work went into this one.

All in all, this is a cool piece. I see it more as a track to relax to, rather than a track to rock out to!

It amazes me to see how far Vampire Weekend have come. It was almost 2 years ago that I met them outside of Bowery Ballroom before they rose to fame. A good fella over at XL Recordings promised to send me an advanced promo to review, so once I have that I will eagerly get a review up for you guys!

For now, enjoy the b-side along with your “Horchata”/”Cousins” playlists!

[mp3] : Vampire Weekend – California English Pt. 2 (MP3 Taken Down By Request)

  • http://magicacaixa.blogspot.com Tatiana

    Oliver, you’re a GREAT blogger! Thank you SO much! 😀

  • ParallelComics

    Any idea if this will ever really be released to digital stores? The single on iTunes, Amazon and Lala doesn’t have the b-side. I like to buy tracks I hear on MP3 blogs ’cause, y’know, support artists and all that, but I can’t find a place to give them my money…

  • John

    ParallelComics, the B-side is going to be released December 15 with the Vinyl of the single. I’m just glad I don’t have to wait two weeks to hear this haha

  • tuggs

    How do you listen to the song? It only buffers and does not play

  • nick

    re-up this??

  • FY

    hey there, Will:
    please can u send me this song to my e-mail address: [email protected]
    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee… I won’t share this file publicly… only w/ a good friend!
    THANKS in advance 😉

  • FY

    many thaaaaaaaaaaaaanks

  • Bryce Miller

    I saw that you sent it to the other guy, and I have been looking for this song every day, and when I saw your post I freaked out… only to find out that the file had been taken down. Please sent the song to [email protected]. And like the other guy I have no intentions of sharing it publicly I am just obsessed with Vampire Weekend. Thank you so much!

  • Bryce Miller

    YAAAAH! Thanks

  • Rob

    hi man send me this pleease! thanks!!

  • matt

    Hey mate it’d be much appreciated if you would send me this song as well. I’m not a sharer, just a VW fanatic, been looking for this song for weeks now! Thanks.

  • franck

    Just like the others, i’m a VW fanatic.
    If you could send it to me, it would enlighten my day !!
    Thanks in advance
    PS: can’t wait for the new album

  • Hypstyle

    Pleasseeeee [email protected] for a french boy !

  • Nick Austad

    Would love the mp3 if anyone could send it, thanks! [email protected]

  • http://amateursopinando.blogspot.com Moyetes

    I see everyone is getting what they want!
    I hope that my request is heard and either Will or someone else helps me have this .mp3 just for my personal pleasure… please!!! (as a Xmas gift!)

  • http://amateursopinando.blogspot.com Moyetes

    [email protected] is my e-mail address!

  • Kyle Miller

    Can I PLEASE get a copy of this song????? PLEAE PLEASE!

  • Conga

    We’re all cousins right? If so, [email protected]


  • T!

    please please please send this to me!
    ive been looking for it all day and this is the only site i can find it!
    that would make my life.

  • Eric

    Can you send it to me as well? I’m a staggeringly huge fan of the band’s work!

  • Gus

    Can you send it to me as well please? I’ll keep it secret 😉 [email protected]

  • steve

    Could you please send it to me, too? I promise not to share it! [email protected]

    Many thanks,

  • joel

    Hey can you send me the song too? I as well promise not to share it. [email protected]



  • Alex

    It would be awesome if you could send it to me!

    [email protected]


  • Cochran

    I don’t know if all these requests will be granted, but if so I thought I’d add mine to the pile. Thanks!

  • Conga

    Thanks so much for the track and your dedication. Love your blog.

  • James

    Could you send it this way too please 😉

    [email protected]

    Loving the blog by the way.

  • Alex

    Thank you! This track has 10 plays on my itunes already.

  • Cain

    Oops did i miss the boat?
    would love this
    [email protected]

  • Josiah

    Not to sound like a broken record, but I am also completely in love with VW, and would love it even some could shoot me a copy of california english, pt 2. Thanks in advance!!!!!

    [email protected]

  • John

    Dito for that MP3

    [email protected]

  • Jacob

    I feel like a jerk for even asking after all those requests. If you have a spare second after making everyone else’s day a bit better, I’d love an MP3 too. If not, totally cool.

    [email protected]

  • Rjat

    Anybody help with the mp3???

    [email protected]


  • Josh


    [email protected]

  • nix

    [email protected] please and thank you!

  • Nick

    can you send it to me as well. i missed the cousins d.l before, so if anyone can send that too, it would be great. [email protected] please and thanks

  • Patrick

    If its not too much trouble,

    [email protected]


  • John

    Could you send me a copy as well? I’ll be sure not to share it. Thanks in advance! [email protected]

  • willie

    I would be thrilled if I could get this mp3! Promise not to share.

    [email protected]

  • misael

    this is a great song!
    not sure if you’ve sent the track to everyone else, but it’s well worth a try. here’s my email: [email protected]
    Thanks in advance.

  • Bryan

    Iève been a huge fan of VW since they started and have been looking forward to Contra for a long time. It would be great if you could send me the song via email. I will not be sharing it publicly, I just love them.
    [email protected]
    It would be much appreciated!

  • Bryan

    I really do need you to send it to me, the track wont even show up on this page for me, so I havent been able to even hear it 🙁

  • Brendan

    I am begging youuuuuuuuuuu. please send the aforementioned mp3 song file mega amazingness by vampire weekend to [email protected]. And thanks in advance. oh and btw, the o’s in my email are zeroes…

  • DB

    Please send the California English Pt.2 track to me at [email protected]. Thanks!

  • sully

    send me this track please [email protected]

  • Craig

    Hey Will,

    Could you spare me a file? Thanks for putting this up, I have some low quality copy.

    [email protected]

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