Posted in music on August 15, 2011

Vampire Weekend

"Model Ann Kirsten Kennis asked a federal court in Los Angeles to dismiss the case, after she reached a settlement with Vampire Weekend and its label, XL Records. Details of the settlement were not disclosed. The case was dismissed yesterday by court order.

Kennis sued in 2010 after photographer Tod Brody licensed a Polaroid image of Kennis for use on the cover of the band's Contra album. The band also used the image to promote its Contra tour.

Brody allegedly provided the image--which was shot in the 1980s-- to Vampire Weekend with a forged model release. According to court papers, he was paid $5,000 for the image license. It is unclear who shot the image, or how Brody obtained it." [Photo District News] (via)

The article goes on to say that the case between Vampire Weekend the photographer is still open.

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Comments (26)

Well thank God we all know about this now.

Posted by J | August 15, 2011 11:23 PM

word.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 11:26 PM

Meh

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 11:30 PM

I can finally get some fucking sleep at night now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 11:36 PM

White People.

Am I right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 11:56 PM

I THINK UR A CONTRA

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2011 11:58 PM

This album has a lot of meaning to me. It kept me going.

It was 2008 and there was a hummus deficiency in NYC. I gave up and had nothing left to live for.

It kept me going.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:26 AM

^ironically she settled for hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:49 AM

Oh thank god so now we can hopefully never hear about Vampire Week again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:07 AM

any nakid pix of the ho?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:10 AM

Dont eat the garbage with canola in it.
Clogs your arteries so sort of the opposite of what olive oil does.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:10 AM

I have to take ecstacy to enjoy anything on Resident Advisor right? I'm listening to songs they recommend and can't get into anything.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:27 AM

Just make it yourself with chick peas and lemon and olive oil!!

Posted by instant | August 16, 2011 3:48 AM

Did I tell you all I think I found out who are mystery hummus writer is? She was at an underage show at Cake Shop the other week. Yup. The chick pea magnet is a SHE and is UNDER THE AGE OF 21!

HA!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 5:52 AM

she looks like every single girl I grew up with in Fairfield Co.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 6:31 AM

She just looks pretty terrified in that picture! And what were the outcomes of that case?

Posted by paper editing service | August 16, 2011 9:04 AM

^ if you are really that shameless to hump your website, at least read the post.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 9:17 AM

Cool, now Paul Simon can sue these fools.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 10:04 AM

Nice Guys. AWFUL BAND.

Posted by Vanessa | August 16, 2011 10:10 AM

you can't steal people's shit ( unless you're SIlent Barn thugs) and get away with it, and that incl personal pics, intellectual property and copyrighted material.

and btw fuck Paul Simon he's hardly the inventor of world music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:27 AM

Thats too bad. The picture had just the right amount of over exposure / american apparel / college prep aesthetic that was just oh so right for their sound.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 12:27 PM

"...after she reached a settlement with vampire weekend"

so they actually paid her off? seriously? all this over a photo that look like it was taken from a 90's american eagle catalog.

(yes, grammer-douche, i said 90's)

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:11 PM

Hey anything to get the name VAMPIRE WEEKEND up on the media boards.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:17 PM

^ Grammer lol. Were you trying to be funny? lol I don't think so. lol

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:24 PM

Looks like there are a lot of Vampire Weekend fan BV readers that are also out-of-work proofreaders. Way to add to the conversation, fellers!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 1:56 PM

Never thought she was hot. Her one eye is weirdly higher than the other.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:57 PM

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