Vampire Weekend appears to be taking a Lady Gaga-esque route to success with Contra, by saturating the media with performances, stories and other news. There’s no escaping the band at present, and so it proved on the late night TV schedules yesterday (Jan. 14), when they appeared on Craig Ferguson’s show.
“Cousins” seemed to be the song of choice from the album for their prior performances, but they ditched that this time out and gave “Horchata” an airing instead. A string section and a cheap plastic Yamaha keyboard are stirred into the mix on this rendition of the song, which scored a “sensational” rating on Simon Reynolds’ guide to Contra.
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