New Yorkers energetic new video

Afrobeat infatuated Ivy Leaguers Vampire Weekend have unveiled the new video to their upcoming single 'Cousins'.

Vampire Weekend burst through last year with their sprightly debut album. Self-titled, the record seemed to document year spent honing their skills to Afrobeat records in their dorm room.

Returning early next year with a quick-fire second album, Vampire Weekend have begun to look to Latin and Central America for inspiration. Titled 'Contra' the material retains the effervescent energy of their debut but refines their songcraft in new and startling directions.

One of the most anticipated records of the year, 'Contra' is due to kick start 2010 in a blaze of energy.

Taken from the album, forthcoming single 'Cousins' is a glorious blast of songwriting. Possibly the first indie pop track in some time to make use of the guiro - a rhythmic instrument beloved of Primary School music classes - the video is a 'blink and you'll miss it' series of thrills and spills.

Watch it now...
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