Countdown set to reach zero tonight (October 5)

Vampire Weekend have launched a mystery online countdown set to reach zero at 7:30pm (BST) tonight (October 5).

The countdown can be viewed at The website address reflects a song, ‘I Think Ur A Contra’, set for their forthcoming second album, ‘Contra’.

The album is set for release on January 11 next year.

Vampire Weekend revealed the artwork and tracklisting of ‘Contra’ and its cover art last month.

No official clues about what the countdown might lead to have been released.