Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vampire Weekend - White Sky

Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York City, formed in 2006 and signed to XL Recordings. The band released its first album Vampire Weekend in 2008, which produced the singles "Mansard Roof", "A-Punk", "Oxford Comma", and "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa". The band's most recent album, Contra, was released in 2010 were we find todays tune.

To be honest I was going to choose something totally different for today, but my daughter likes these guys and wanted me to take the "White Sky" tune with them, so why no please her for once :)

Vampire Weekend performs "White Sky", from their new album "Contra", live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley. 01.11.10.

Vampire Weekend and a lawsuit.

On July 15, 2010, Vampire Weekend, along with XL Recordings and Brody, were sued by Ann Kirsten Kennis, the woman who identified herself as the mysterious woman on the cover for $2 million for using the photo without her permission. Kennis has said that the photo was taken while she was "a high-fashion model under contract with prestigious agencies in New York City." In addition, Kennis claims that the release forms for the photo that was allegedly signed by Kennis herself, were forged. In a statement released by Kennis' lawyer Alan Neigher, Neigher explains that Kennis discovered herself on the cover when her daughter brought home a copy of Contra and showed it to Kennis. Neigher also mentioned that Brody did not take the photo and said that it was taken by Kennis' mother. Despite this claim, Brody claims that he took the photo and says that he's had the photo for 26 years until Vampire Weekend got it. Koenig later responded on the matter and said that "this is the first time any of us have ever been sued, so we’re still learning how it works," he added, "There’s nothing we can say about it. We’re not trying to be mysterious. I imagine in the next few months there’ll be plenty to talk about. Given it’s our first time we just want to do it properly."

More info @ Official Vampire Weekend Website or Vampire Weekend at MySpace

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