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Watch Rostam Perform “Gwan” On Conan

Former Vampire Weekend member Rostam--the subject of a recent SPIN feature--released his debut solo album, Half-Light, last week. Last night, he brought the elegant track…
Dale Eisinger / September 22, 2017

Rostam Is Finally on His Own

In 2006, during his senior year at Columbia University, Rostam Batmanglij decided he was going to make a solo album. He had studied classical music…
Jeremy Gordon / September 14, 2017

Rostam – “Half-Light” ft. Kelly Zutrau

Rostam (formerly of Vampire Weekend) has released "Half-Light," the title track from his upcoming album. It features Kelly Zutrau of Wet on vocals. Listen to…
Jeremy Gordon / September 6, 2017

Our Songs of the Summer

Summer isn't quite over yet, but it's at the point where you pretty much want it to be. Fall—with its cool breezes, red leaves, soups,…
SPIN Staff / August 17, 2017

Rostam (Ex-Vampire Weekend) Announces Debut Album Half-Light, Releases “Bike Dream”

Rostam—a.k.a. Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend—has announced his debut solo album, Half-Light. He's also released a fuzzy-sounding new song, "Bike Dream." The…
Anna Gaca / June 14, 2017

Video: Rostam – “Gwan”

Rostam has released a video and official audio for one of the solo songs he's previewed since leaving Vampire Weekend last January, "Gwan." It's a pulsating, largely percussion-less…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 26, 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

You’ll Want to Listen to Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam’s New Single ‘A 1000 Times’

Creating a shiny new project out of the pieces of two seasoned ones, ex-Walkmen singer Hamilton Leithauser has teamed up with ex-Vampire Weekender Rostam Batmanglij…
Rachel Brodsky / July 22, 2016

Rostam, Formerly of Vampire Weekend, Shares ‘Gravity Don’t Pull Me’

Rostam Batmanglij, who departed indie-rock quartet Vampire Weekend earlier this year and is surely growing tired of that as a descriptor, just dropped a new single…
Brennan Carley / March 11, 2016

Rostam Officially Releases ‘Wood’ After Four Years

Recent ex-Vampire Weekend member and producer/artist in his own right, Rostam Batmanglij, has just released a song called "Wood," which will appear on a 7"
Brennan Carley / January 28, 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

Hear a New Solo Track From Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Called ‘EOS’

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has made a nice career for himself working with pop stars behind the scenes – Charli XCX and Carly Rae Jepsen…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Live in NYC: Kid Cudi, Best Coast, Vampire Weekend

Tuesday night Kid Cudi, Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino, and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij performed together at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and the…
William Goodman / July 21, 2010