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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

Radiohead Week

Stereogum Presents… OKX: A Tribute To OK Computer

For this #tbt chapter of Radiohead Week, we're reissuing (ha) our original track-for-track tribute to OK Computer. Stereogum's free, downloadable compilation was released in July…
Scott Lapatine | March 12, 2015 - 12:15 pm

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Grammys Preview, Starring, Um, Sara Bareilles

Which album are you gunning for at the Grammys? If you're a regular reader of this site, chances are you're hoping Daft Punk gets lucky…
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2014 - 4:49 pm

More Vampire Weekend stories

Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend To Play In Pop Vs. Jock V Basketball Game

The fourth edition of the Pop Vs. Jock celebrity basketball game is set to go down later this month in Montreal. Players this time around…
James Rettig | September 9, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Tomson Announces Solo Project Dams Of The West, Shares “Death Wish”

Since Vampire Weekend put out Modern Vampires Of The City in 2013, its members have focused on pursuing their own projects: Rostam Batmanglij left the
James Rettig | September 8, 2016 - 10:43 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

Watch Vampire Weekend And Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Play Bernie Sanders Rally In NYC

Back in January, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig teamed up with Dirty Projector's Dave Longstreth to play for Bernie Sanders supporters at a rally in Iowa…
Peter Helman | April 13, 2016 - 9:50 pm

Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, TV On The Radio Playing Bernie Sanders Rallies In NYC This Week

Neither Grizzly Bear nor Vampire Weekend has played live for quite some time, but both bands are scheduled to perform at Bernie Sanders rallies in…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2016 - 4:55 pm

Someone Finally Mashed Up “Fuck Up Some Commas” & “Oxford Comma”

It finally happened. Today, the destinies of both Future and Vampire Weekend have been fulfilled by one Demi Adejuyigbe, an entertaining Twitter presence and occasional…
Peter Helman | April 11, 2016 - 8:44 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

Baio – “The Names” Video

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij just announced his departure from the band, and Ezra Koenig and Chris Tomson are off campaigning for Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, bassist…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2016 - 9:23 am

Ezra Koenig On Bernie Sanders: “He Can Win”

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig performed at a rally for Bernie Sanders in Iowa last weekend and later spoke to CNN on behalf of the candidate.
Chris DeVille | February 2, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig & Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Play Bernie Sanders Rally In Iowa City

Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig and Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth are performing at a big Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City, Iowa tonight, backed up by…
Peter Helman | January 30, 2016 - 7:57 pm

Vampire Weekend Are Playing A Bernie Sanders Rally In Iowa City

Yesterday, Vampire Weekend co-founder Rostam Batmanglij announced that he was leaving the band. And this weekend, some lucky people in Iowa will get the first…
Tom Breihan | January 27, 2016 - 8:54 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

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
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