Well, The Video For Vampire Weekend’s “Cousins” Came Quick, Didn’t It


First the song, now the Garth Jennings-directed video. The alley and Ezra Koenig show-and-tell here are a couple of sideways “Subterranean Homesick Blues” references, no? Plus confetti, tape art (Sam Bassett? Buff Diss?), cardboard cutouts, false limbs, one pretty unflattering black turtleneck and a Polo shirt which is not at all a bad look. Look hard enough and you can probably figure out how to play that riff, too.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 19, 2009

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