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What Have Vampire Weekend Been Up To Since Modern Vampires Of The City?

Vampire Weekend released their instant-classic third LP Modern Vampires Of The City on May 14, 2013. It was a different world back then: We were…
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2017 - 1:51 pm

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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

More Rostam Batmanglij stories

Watch Rostam Break Out “Gwan” On Conan

Rostam's new album, Half-Light, came out last week and yesterday he appeared on Conan to perform stand-out track "Gwan." Rostam was joined by a large…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 22, 2017 - 2:00 pm

New Albums Streaming Today: Foo Fighters, Ariel Pink, The Cool Kids, Rostam, & More

It's a huge day for new album releases, and we've collected most of the major titles here for your streaming pleasure. The list does not…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2017 - 9:41 am

Hear Rostam Break Down “Bike Dream” On Song Exploder

Rostam Batmanglij's debut solo album, Half-Light, comes out tomorrow (it was pushed back from its original release date last week), and the producer and former…
James Rettig | September 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Rostam – “Half-Light” (Feat. Wet’s Kelly Zutrau)

Next week, Rostam Batmanglij is releasing his debut album, Half-Light (it got pushed back a week). We've heard a ton of tracks from it over…
James Rettig | September 6, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Rostam – “Bike Dream”

At the beginning of last year, Rostam Batmanglij announced that he was leaving Vampire Weekend to focus on his solo career. Since then, he's shared…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Rostam – “Gwan” Video

After unveiling his spectacular post-Vampire Weekend single "Gravity Don't Pull Me" last year, Rostam Batmanglij went on Morning Becomes Eclectic and debuted another equally gorgeous…
Chris DeVille | April 26, 2017 - 11:00 am

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
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