Leah Greenblatt
November 19, 2009 AT 06:03 PM EST

Boat-shoes rock meet Afro-pop once again on the spiky, galloping “Cousins” the official first single from Ivy League alt breakouts Vampire Weekend‘s upcoming sophomore release Contra. And nothing says street party fun times like a flatbed on rails, confetti guns, arm pinatas, face masks and—yes!—more cowbell.

Watch the Garth Jennings-directed clip below:

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