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Vampire Weekend Sued By 'Contra' Cover Model

When Pitchfork interviewed Vampire Weekend singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig last October about their then-upcoming album Contra, Koenig remained ambiguous about the identity of the album's cover subject, saying all he knew was that she apparently lived in Malibu.

Well, according to this TMZ report, it turns out that the blonde, Polo-wearing woman on the cover of VW's #1 debuting album is named Kirsten Kennis, and she isn't very happy about the way her image was used. She's suing the group and photographer Tod Brondy for over $2 million dollars, claiming that someone forged her signature on a release form that gave Vampire Weekend permission to use Brondy's photo. Pitchfork is reporting that the band has declined to comment on the matter at this time.

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Update: XL Recordings has issued a recall on all copies of Vampire Weekend's album Contra. Not because of the legal issues surrounding the photograph on the cover, but because someone at the label accidentally listened to it.

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This is actually my favorite album of the year, precisely because the way the cover model was looking caught off guard and how consistent that was with the album's themes.

For perspective it helps to keep in mind that one of the greatest album covers ever features a baby's penis.

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*album cover, but also album, at least so far

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whats with you and baby penises estan?

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