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Rostam’s Departure Might Be Just What Vampire Weekend Needs

The news that Rostam Batmanglij is leaving Vampire Weekend could be construed as the band's death knell -- if not literally, at least creatively. The…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2016 - 1:42 pm
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier this week, I published a list of the 50 best music videos of 2015. I watched so many videos to make that list! It…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2015 - 2:35 pm

Interview

Q&A: Carly Rae Jepsen On Her All-Star Indie Collaborators And Really, Really, Really Anticipated New Album

Following up a juggernaut like "Call Me Maybe" has got to be intimidating. There hasn't been a song like that since, one that was so…
James Rettig | March 5, 2015 - 11:28 am
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More Rostam Batmanglij stories

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times”

Last month Rostam Batmanglij performed his first solo concert since leaving Vampire Weekend, opening for Brian Wilson at Brooklyn's Northside Festival. Throughout the set he…
Pranav Trewn | July 22, 2016 - 12:06 am
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Francis And The Lights – “Friends” (Feat. Bon Iver And Kanye West) Video

Theatrical New York falsetto howler Francis Farewell Starlite, who records as Francis And The Lights, has built up some serious respect among his peers over…
Tom Breihan | July 7, 2016 - 3:57 pm
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Watch Rostam Play His First Solo Show In Brooklyn

Former Vampire Weekend co-leader Rostam Batmanglij left the band in January to pursue a solo career, and he's given us two excellent singles so far,…
Peter Helman | June 12, 2016 - 10:21 pm
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Rostam – “Gravity Don’t Pull Me” Video

Rostam Batmanglij, the former co-leader of Vampire Weekend, left the band in January, and he's just released his first single since his departure from the…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2016 - 8:52 am
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Rostam Quits Vampire Weekend

Rostam Batmanglij has been a member of Vampire Weekend since 2006. He's essentially worked as the band's co-leader alongside Ezra Koenig, and his production has…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2016 - 12:38 pm
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Santigold – “Chasing Shadows” Video

Just yesterday, Santigold debuted her new single "Chasing Shadows" on BBC Radio 1, and today she's followed that up with a video for the track,…
James Rettig | January 15, 2016 - 10:52 am
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Rostam – “EOS” Video

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has released a new solo track called "EOS." It's his first solo material released since 2011's pair of songs "Wood" and "Don't
James Rettig | January 14, 2016 - 11:11 am

Ra Ra Riot – “Water” Video

Ra Ra Riot have shared a video for their new Rostam Batmanglij-featuring single "Water," off their upcoming new album Need Your Light. Frontman Wes Miles…
James Rettig | December 11, 2015 - 11:38 am
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Ra Ra Riot – “Water” (Feat. Rostam Batmanglij)

Ra Ra Riot will release their fourth album, Need Your Light, early next year, the followup to 2013's Beta Love. They're kicking things off with…
James Rettig | November 16, 2015 - 1:13 pm
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HAIM Are “Well Underway” On LP2, Working With Rostam Batmanglij

HAIM's Beats 1 radio show Haim Time premieres this coming Thursday 11/5 at 10PM EST. To promote it, they stopped by Beats 1 today for…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2015 - 5:23 pm
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Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij Reflects On Coming Out

Yesterday was National Coming Out Day and to mark the occasion, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij reflected on his own story in an Instagram post. Batmanglij…
Caitlin White | October 12, 2015 - 2:16 pm
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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”

Here it is: "Warm Blood." Say what you want about the first four E•MO•TION singles, but Carly Rae Jepsen's latest is indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius.
James Rettig | July 31, 2015 - 9:53 am
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Watch Charli XCX Perform “Need Ur Love” With Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij On Letterman

Charli XCX continued her Sucker promotional tour with a stop by David Letterman where she played album closer "Need Ur Love." She was joined by…
James Rettig | December 17, 2014 - 8:51 am
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Diplo, Ed Droste, & Rostam – “Long Way Home”

Diplo just tweeted a link to "Long Way Home," a new collaboration with Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij built around Diplo…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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Charli XCX – “Kingdom” (Feat. Simon Le Bon)

Charli XCX's contribution to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack has also surfaced. "Kingdom" is a collaboration with Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon…
James Rettig | November 13, 2014 - 8:29 pm
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Major Lazer – “Vegan Vampire” (Feat. Ezra Koenig)

"I would never bite you. I would never bite anybody. I may be a vampire, but I'm also a vegan. Pshh, you wouldn't understand." That's…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2014 - 5:47 pm
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Rostam Batmanglij – “Upper West Side, 1982″

Vampire Weekend producer and multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij studied classical music, but he hasn't made a whole lot of it, at least not since he became…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 12:09 pm
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