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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

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

Ra Ra Riot have released a new single today. The track, titled "Bad To Worse," was produced and co-written by Rostam, the former member of Vampire…
Israel Daramola / March 22, 2019

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

Dirty Projectors Try Too Hard to Sound Carefree on Lamp Lit Prose

If not crazy in love, Dave Longstreth has been struck dumb: "She is so dreamy / That she got features on Fellini" and "Archimedes Palimpsest…
Ian Cohen / July 20, 2018

Stream Dirty Projectors’ New Album Lamp Lit Prose

Dirty Projectors are back with their newest album Lamp Lit Prose, just over a year after 2017's self-titled Dirty Projectors. Produced by frontman Dave Longstreth, the album features a…
Isabella Castro-Cota / July 13, 2018

Stream Lykke Li’s New Album so sad so sexy

On her new album so sad so sexy, pop's goth hero Lykke Li cuts her usual brooding nostalgia for synth-soaked trap and R&B takes without losing her blue.
Isabella Castro-Cota / June 8, 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

Lykke Li Announces New Album so sad so sexy, Releases “deep end” and “hard rain”

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li hasn't released much in the way of solo music since her last LP, 2014's I Never Learn, outside of some features and covers of Drake's…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 19, 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

Video: Rostam – “Bike Dream”

Rostam has released a new video for "Bike Dream," the lead single off of his debut solo album, Half-Light, which he released in September. The new visual, co-directed by…
Arielle Gordon / January 30, 2018

Rostam – “Pink Moon” (Nick Drake Cover)

Rostam has another harmonica-heavy special release for Spotify, featuring a stripped-down rendition of "Bike Dream" from his new album Half-Light, released this past September, and a cover of…
Arielle Gordon / January 25, 2018

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, Stereogum / December 20, 2017

Vampire Weekend’s New Album Is Inspired By Kacey Musgraves, Features Rostam and Ariel Rechtshaid

When Rostam announced that he was leaving Vampire Weekend to focus on his solo career, fans couldn’t help but wonder what that might mean for…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / December 12, 2017

Rostam – “Fairytale of New York” (The Pogues Cover)

Did you realize that the Pogues' chintzy, beloved Christmas classic "Fairytale of New York" turned 30 years old last week? Rostam, who just released a Bob…
Anna Gaca / November 30, 2017

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 in…
James Rettig, Stereogum / November 28, 2017

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
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