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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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74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm

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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

More Rostam stories

Here’s Who A Bunch Of Musicians Donated To In The 2020 Democratic Primary

Presidential candidates have filed fundraising reports for the first three months of the 2020 campaign! This information has presumably inspired heated debate about each candidate’s…

Ra Ra Riot – “Bad To Worse” (Feat. Rostam)

Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles and Rostam Batmanglij first teamed up nearly a decade ago (hmm...) for Discovery, and they've been working together intermittently ever…
James Rettig | March 22, 2019 - 10:13 am

Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall” & “2021”

Vampire Weekend have shared two new songs, "Harmony Hall" and "2021." It's the first we're hearing from the band's fourth album. After much speculation, the…
James Rettig | January 24, 2019 - 7:38 am

Watch Maggie Rogers Play SNL

Maggie Rogers was the musical guest on last night's Jonah Hill-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live. Pete Davidson fake-proposed to her in the episode promo,…
Julia Gray | November 4, 2018 - 11:17 am

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

Lykke Li – “Hard Rain” & “Deep End”

It's been a long time since we've heard from the great Swedish pop singer Lykke Li. She released I Never Learn, her excellently heart-shattered breakup…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2018 - 8:53 am

Watch Rostam Play New Song “In A River”

Former Vampire Weekend producer Rostam has released one solo album, last year's Half-Light, since stepping out on his own, and lately he's been spending his…
Peter Helman | February 24, 2018 - 12:53 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 – “Fairytale Of New York” (The Pogues Cover)

The Pogues' pathos-drenched 1987 reel "Fairytale Of New York" is one of the all-time great Christmas pop songs, but thanks to Shane MacGowan's inimitable slur-gargle…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2017 - 1:09 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
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