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Vampire Weekend Turns 10

"The kids don't stand a chance," Ezra Koenig sang, closing out Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut -- released 10 years ago today -- with a pronouncement…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2018 - 9:56 am

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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

More Rostam Batmanglij stories

Rostam – “In A River”

It's been a year since Rostam Batmanglij dropped Half-Light, his solo debut album, and he's back today with his first song since. Is he about…
Chris DeVille | September 12, 2018 - 8:09 am

Wet – “You’re Not Wrong” (Prod. Rostam)

By now we've come to expect a certain aesthetic from Boston pop trio Wet: plaintive, glassy, ephemeral balladry, like some emotionally cathartic mirage informed by…
Chris DeVille | June 22, 2018 - 10:40 am

Maggie Rogers – “Fallingwater”

Maggie Rogers just released her soft new single "Fallingwater" produced by collaborator Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend). The track starts off with a pulsing…
Gil Green | May 23, 2018 - 7:11 pm

Rostam – “Bike Dream” Video

Rostam has shared a new video for "Bike Dream," a track off his debut solo album, Half-Light, that came out last year. It's a co-directing…
James Rettig | January 30, 2018 - 11:10 am

Rostam – “Pink Moon” (Nick Drake Cover)

Last year, Rostam Batmanglij released his debut solo album, Half-Light, and he's taken the occasion to cover a few songs in the ensuing press cycle.
James Rettig | January 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Watch Rostam And His Mom Cook A Persian Meal

‘Tis the season for wholesome videos, and who doesn’t love one that features a really cool mom? If ever Rostam needed to be humbled about…
Sophie Israelsohn | December 20, 2017 - 1:19 pm

Rostam – “Like A Rolling Stone” (Bob Dylan Cover)

A few months ago, Rostam Batmanglij released his first solo album, Half-Light, and he recently stopped by the SiriusXMU studios to perform a stripped-down set…
James Rettig | November 28, 2017 - 1:20 pm

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
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