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Rostam – “In a River”

In case you forgot or missed it, Rostam, or Rostam Batmanglij, is no longer in the noted band Vampire Weekend. Instead he's busy collaborating with…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 12, 2018

Hear Rostam’s Half-Light Remix EP

Nine months after his debut solo album Half-Light, Rostam Batmanglij has released an EP of remixes. The new collection from the former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist features new…
Andy Cush / June 1, 2018

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 time…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / February 24, 2018

Rostam Will Tour North America in 2018

Rostam will follow up his November European tour with a North American trek. The former Vampire Weekend member will kick off 2018 with a run…
Brian Josephs / October 17, 2017

The New HAIM Album Is Coming in Summer 2017

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles retro-pop-rockers HAIM offered some details about the long-awaited sophomore LP they've been hinting at throughout this…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 20, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Share Fitful New Track, ‘When The Truth Is…’

Former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij and ex-Walkmen vocalist Hamilton Leithauser have already shared a few tastes of their upcoming collaborative project, I Had a…
Rachel Brodsky / August 26, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam Will Release an Album, Share ‘In a Black Out’

Last month, former Vampire Weekender Rostam Batmanglij and onetime Walkmen singer  Hamilton Leithauser joined up for a new single called "A 1000 Times." Now, he duo…
Rachel Brodsky / August 5, 2016

R.I.P. Vampire Weekend Mk. 1

Ryan Dombal of Pitchfork recently observed to Rostam Batmanglij in an interview that "there are probably more young artists in Brooklyn who would rather produce…
Dan Weiss / January 27, 2016

Rostam Batmanglij Quits Vampire Weekend

Update: Ezra Koenig has responded to Batmanglij's departure via Instagram. Read what he has to say below. A couple years ago, Rostam…
James Grebey / January 26, 2016

See Charli XCX Perform ‘Need Ur Love’ Atop a Piano for ‘Letterman’

Charli XCX may have an iffy understanding of how to spell "you're," but the Sucker singer certainly knows her showmanship. On Tuesday's Late Night with David Letterman the 22-year-old…
James Grebey / December 17, 2014

Vampire Weekend: The Graduates

When Ezra Koenig was a sophomore at Columbia University, his main extracurricular activity was his (white) rap duo, L'Homme Run. They composed and performed verbally…
Andy Greenwald / February 25, 2008