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The indie rock band from NYC has champagne being sprayed over the rooftops of Manhattan in the new clip.
The band fronted by Ezra Koenig closed the three-day indie music festival where the Monster ringleader was spotted watching Kendrick Lamar.
The band were presented with a legal paper themselves by a former model whose photograph was used as the band's cover art.
Frontman Ezra Koenig admits that this is the first time for them to deal with the law and that the learning process is quite 'frustrating'.
The 'Contra' cover girl Ann Kirsten Kennis claims the Ezra Koenig-fronted band obtained a 'photographic release' of her picture which contains forged signature and they didn't bother to verify it.
The song features a dominant twelve-string guitar played by one of the band's members, Rostam Batmanglij.
Dressed like European dandies, Vampire Weekend go on skateboarding and partying with bikini girls by the swimming pool.
Florence and the Machine, Vampire Weekend, The Dead Weather, Cee-Lo and Beck are listed in the compilation.
There are also Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Empire of the Sun and Kasabian set to sing at the four-day festival.
'Joe Jonas and Jake Gyllenhaal were both excellent -- lot of improvisation and some surprisingly powerful serves,' vocalist Erza Koenig praises the cameos in 'Giving Up the Gun' video.
The middle of the Jonas Brothers will hit the tennis court along with RZA, Lil Jon and Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Giving Up the Gun' music video.
At the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, both British bands are nominated for six nods, five of which see them facing off against each other.
Vampire Weekend's sophomore set 'Contra' also becomes the first No. 1 album in the XL Recordings' history.
'I feel like the first album was very open to misinterpretation. And I hope that this one is more direct in that sense,' so vocalist Ezra Koenig said of 'Contra'.
'Cousins' music video witnesses Vampire Weekend going to the alleyway to perform the first single off their next year release 'Contra'.