“Such nice boys…” Photo by Francois Guillot
So the new Vampire Weekend album, Contra, comes out January 12th, but that hasn’t stopped the band from releasing two songs consecutively off the album–“Horchata” was released Oct. 5, while this new song, “Cousins,” was released yesterday on Stereogum.
The song’s pretty cool. Not much has changed, as VW maintain their pop-rock sensibility and talent for crafting hooky tunes that stay in your head long after you’ve heard them. “Cousins,” in particular, has a hook that simply won’t let go, assisted by a punky immediacy that gives the band’s trademark sound a new and welcomed kick.
You can listen to it below (you have to register at Lala.com first), or go to any of the links above and check it out for free. And be sure to tell us what you think!
P.S. Logo will air the “Cousins” music video this coming Sunday, Nov. 22nd at midnight on the big NewNowNext Music video show. Tune in!