Vampire Weekend’s Contra may not drop until Jan. 12, but we’ve got tons of goodies to hold us over until then. Along with first single “Horchata,” today the video for “Cousins” hit the good old reliable interwebs.
This second single is out now digitally, and will hit stores on a 7” vinyl Dec. 15. “Cousins”’ video is a dizzying trip back and forth in an city alleyway, with the VW lads showing the same playful spirit that drives their music. Directed by Garth Jennings (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and produced Hammer and Tongs (Jennings and creative partner Nick Goldsmith), “Cousins” was made by the same team responsible for the band’s breakthrough video for “A-Punk.” Watch:
But wait, there’s more! Vampire Weekend has packed the months leading to Contra’s birth with radio performances and release shows.
23 – Sydney, Australia @ Notes on Enmore
10 – Portland, Ore. @ Crystal Ballroom, 94.7FM A December to Remember series
11 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oracle Arena, Live 105 Not So Silent Night 2009
12 – La Jolla, Calif. @ RIMAC Arena/UC San Diego, FM949 Holiday Hootenanny
13 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Gibson Amphitheater, KROQ Acoustic Christmas
15 – Seattle, Wash. @ WaMu Theater, KNDD The End’s Deck the Hall Ball 2009
12 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Henry Fonda Theater
17 – New York, N.Y. @ United Palace Theater
18 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
19 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom