“Cousins” (Live on MTV) (Video)

    Vampire Weekend have announced that a new track, “Cousins,” will be the second single from their upcoming sophomore album, Contra. The track is one of the newer ones, but the group recently performed it on MTV, video of which is above. “Cousins,” especially in the verses, shares a lot in common with “Wild Wild West” by the Escape Club, except with the BPM turned up slightly. It’s not Vampire Weekend’s best track–it’s kind of slight, in fact–but it’s a pleasant little ditty. The single is due out on Dec. 15 via XL. [Stereogum