So far this year, Ivy-League rockers Vampire Weekend seem to have cornered the market share of all the publicity. They have a new album coming out next week and they were profiled by Lizzie Widdicombe in The New Yorker last week. Earlier this week, they appeared on The David Letterman Show. They go on tour next week (they play The Tabernacle in Atlanta on April 8), will be DJing at Visions Video Bar in London on January 15th and somehow found the time to do an Unplugged session on MTV (yes, MTV apparently still does Unplugged).
They seem like nice enough guys, and as if in proof they've put their entire new album on line for free listening on their website.
Jumping on the bandwagon, I give you their performance of Cousins on Letterman above. For your viewing and listening pleasure, I've also posted the official video for Cousins over on the Live site, as well as a live version of Horchata from Portland's Crystal Ballroom and A-Punk from the Unplugged session. I've also put a gadget there to listen to their new album, Contra.