She could be a Banana Republic model or a Woody Allen muse. But no doubt that the mystery blonde on the cover of the upcoming Vampire Weekend CD has caused quite an earlybird stir on various music blogs in the lead-up to the release of Contra on January 12, 2010 on XL Recordings.

As for her identity, a quick visit to a mini-site for Contra reveals that her name, according to the JPG file, might be “Kirtsten” or “Kirsten.” What is, more importantly, clear about Vampire Weekend’s sophomore effort at this time is the tracklisting. Fans and watchers of the New York band will recognize “White Sky” from a March 2009 appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

1. Horchata
2. White Sky
3. Holiday
4. California English
5. Taxi Cab
6. Run
7. Cousins
8. Giving Up The Gun
9. Diplomat’s Son
10. I Think Ur A Contra

–Carrie Alison

  1. Just been dancing round the kitchen (in Cardiff, Wales)to Vampire Weekend, love the CD


  2. this “mystery” woman is my best friend’s boyfriend’s aunt. haha she’s sueing them because she did not get paid to do this cover.