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My Valentine this year? The ‘white blonde girl in a Polo shirt’ on the cover of Contra, the new Vampire Weekend album

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The girl’s identity on the front cover of Contra is unknown, although “she’s now living in Malibu”. Lead singer Ezra Koenig has confirmed that the picture was taken in 1983 and was chosen as a juxtaposition to the debut album’s cover which, while taken in 2006, looks as if it “inhabits the same world”. Koenig also referred to the girl as “Kirsten” in a post on Twitter. The image of a blonde, white girl in a Ralph Lauren polo shirt…

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My Valentine this year? The ‘white blonde girl in a Polo shirt’ on the cover of Contra, the new Vampire Weekend album

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The girl’s identity on the front cover of Contra is unknown, although “she’s now living in Malibu”. Lead singer Ezra Koenig has confirmed that the picture was taken in 1983 and was chosen as a juxtaposition to the debut album’s cover which, while taken in 2006, looks as if it “inhabits the same world”. Koenig also referred to the girl as “Kirsten” in a post on Twitter. The image of a blonde, white girl in a Ralph Lauren polo shirt…

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