“Cousins” (Live on Letterman) (Video)

    Vampire Weekend’s Contra is streaming in full at the band’s MySpace page, and the promo duties for the album began in earnest last night (Jan. 5). The band turned up on David Letterman’s show, where they performed a version of “Cousins” from the record, which is officially released next week.


    “Cousins” is a typically exuberant piece of guitar pop from Ezra Koenig and his band, with familiar touchstones emerging (including Graceland, an album that appears to have exerted a vice-like grip over Vampire Weekend) and an overall tightness to the sound that suggests they have been rehearsing their socks off for the forthcoming live shows.