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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

Straight To Video

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

More Rostam Batmanglij stories

Rostam Criticizes La La Land’s Lack Of LGBTQ Characters And People Of Color

La La Land has been touted as one of the best movies of the year, but after seeing it, Rostam Batmanglij wasn't happy with the…
Collin Robinson | December 21, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Haim’s “More Organic” Sophomore LP Coming Next Summer

It's been a while since the release of Haim's debut album, Days Are Gone, but the trio is finally ready to put out a follow-up…
James Rettig | December 20, 2016 - 11:10 am

Rostam Scores His Brother’s New Netflix Series The OA

Netflix's latest original series, The OA, debuted today. It was co-created and directed by Zal Batmanglij, the brother of Rostam Batmanglij, and it turns out…
James Rettig | December 16, 2016 - 3:18 pm

Vampire Weekend Reportedly Sign To Columbia For LP4

Vampire Weekend have released all three of their albums on XL Recordings, but it looks like we might see a new album next year, and…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2016 - 9:18 am

Jim-E Stack – “Deadstream [Rostam Version]” (Feat. Charli XCX)

Here's something exciting from electronic producer Jim-E Stack: a new version of his recent single "Deadstream" remixed by Rostam Batmanglij and featuring vocals by both…
Chris DeVille | November 8, 2016 - 12:53 pm

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
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