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Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) Indie Rock
Years active 2006—present
Label(s) XL Recordings
Associated acts Ra Ra Riot
Dirty Projectors
Website Website
Ezra Koenig
Rostam Batmanglij
Chris Tomson
Chris Baio

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Vampire Weekend Overview


Vampire Weekend is an American indie rock band from New York City that 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.

Contra (2010) Vampire Weekend (2008)

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Vampire Weekend Cover Cheryl Cole's 'Fight For This Love'

December 17, 2010
Vampire Weekend have recorded a cover of Cheryl Cole’s ‘Fight For This Love’. The US band performed their version of the X Factor judge’s track during an appearance on Radio 1’s Live Lounge.  Read more 

Vampire Weekend Sue Photographer Over 'Contra' Album Cover

December 1, 2010
Vampire Weekend have issued a lawsuit against photographer Tod Brody, who claims to have taken the photo on the cover of their recent album 'Contra'. The band have been sued for $2million by the woman who pictured on the artwork for their 2010 LP.  Read more 

Vampire Weekend Cover Star Speaks Out About Photograph

August 25, 2010
The cover star of Vampire Weekend's second album 'Contra' has again insisted that she didn't give the band permission to use the photograph. The image of Ann Kirsten Kennis, apparently taken in 1983, was also the main focus of a promotional campaign for the record.  Read more 

Vampire Weekend Announce Second London Gig In December

August 5, 2010
Vampire Weekend have announced details of an additional show at London's Alexandra Palace. The band will now play the venue on December 3 after the previously announced show on December 2 sold out.  Read more 

Vampire Weekend 'Contra' Cover Star Has 'No Idea' How Photo Appeared On Album

July 22, 2010
Ann Kirsten Kennis has “no idea” how she came to be the cover star of Vampire Weekend's second album 'Contra', her lawyer has said. The former model filed a lawsuit against the band earlier this month, claiming that she never authorised them to use the image.  Read more 

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