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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


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

More Rostam Batmanglij stories

Watch Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Play First Ever Show In Brooklyn

The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser and ex-Vampire Weekender Rostam Batmanglij put out their collaborative album I Had A Dream That You Were Mine last week, and…
Peter Helman | September 27, 2016 - 10:27 pm

Watch Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Perform “A 1000 Times” 1 Time On Colbert

Erstwhile Walkmen leader and Vampire Weekend sonic consigliere Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij are releasing their collaborative album I Had A Dream That You Were
Chris DeVille | September 13, 2016 - 9:31 am

Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party

After a seemingly endless series of teases, but not at all long after Endless, Frank Ocean has really, truly, honestly delivered The Album Formerly Known
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2016 - 7:09 pm

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times” Video

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij are gearing up to release their debut collaborative LP, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, next month. We've…
James Rettig | August 10, 2016 - 10:27 am

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “In A Black Out”

The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser first worked with erstwhile Vampire Weekend producer Rostam Batmanglij on his 2014 solo effort Black Hours, and last month, the…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2016 - 12:20 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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