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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

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

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
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