Friday, January 15, 2010

Vampire Weekend - Cousins

Earlier this week, indie rock band, Vampire Weekend released their sophomore album, Contra.  The lead single for Contra is the fast-paced tune, "Cousins".  "Cousins" is Contra's equivalent to their hit song "A-Punk", which appeared on their debut disc.  The song relies heavily on its snare smashing drum beat.  The percussion drives the song as, singer, Ezra Koenig carries the melody.  After listening to the song, I can't seem to get the beat or the melody out of my head.  I'm left humming the single through out the entire day, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. While it still has that signature "Vampire Weekend" sounds, "Cousins" is a refreshing move for the band.  The song is both catchy and exciting.  Definitely check it out if you liked their self-titled debut album.

Look out for a full review of Contra over the weekend

1 comment:

  1. I love the "cousins" music video! It's so awesome. Anybody who reads this blog, should check out the video.