Vampire Weekend’s very familiar “A Punk” soundtracks a colorful (slow) trip (into the city) across Google Maps in an ad for the HP Photosmart Premium, “the world’s first Internet connected printed.” You’ll have to watch to see how it works, but note: Now your sense of touch is also a sense of direction. As far as Contra material goes, the guys returned from Mexico with “Cousins” as the followup to “Horchata.” Clearly good reason for a ticker tape parade. Watch them do it live after you watch the commercial.
“Cousins” on MTV Live.
For VW’s next single, “Cousins” is backed by “California English Pt. 2.” In case you haven’t memorized Contra’s tracklist yet, “California English”’s on it.
The 7″ is out 12/15 on XL. Contra is out 1/12 via the same label.