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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

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
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