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. Over the last few months, he's offered up covers of Bob Dylan and the Pogues, and his latest takes on one of his major influences. Rostam covered "Pink Moon," the…
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 which he covered a classic. Hear the former Vampire Weekender's sweet and subdued take on Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" below. Half-Light is out…
In an effort to help his North American fans finally stop picturing Ezra Koenig singing his songs, Rostam “Solo Artist 4 Life” Batmanglij — also known less imaginatively as “Rostam” — has announced that he’ll be providing the ULTIMATE...Show More Summary
Former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser's most recent big release was his album-length team-up Rostam Batmanglij in 2016, and his new song sees him partnering with another indie heavy-hitter. "Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)" is a theatrical and starry-eyed duet with Angel Olsen, and their voices mix well together.
Departing seminal pop group Vampire Weekend may have been Rostam Batmanglij’s boldest and wisest career move. With his breathtaking debut solo album, Half-Light, the producer and singer delves into his new creative freedom to create a record that is at once challenging and familiar. Half-Light... Continue reading
Sounds like: Bon Iver, Rostam Batmanglij, Joy Again Song: Teen Ravine - Hall of Horrors What's so good? Give me a break! Just when you though you knew who you're best friend was, some other artist comes out with a nice song and you want to be their best friend instead. Show More Summary
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It's a globe-hopping, thoughtful departure for the queer Iranian-American songwriter.
This week, Lorde and The xx remixed tracks from their respective 2017 albums, and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij released his first solo album. Here are the 5 best songs from the past week that you can stream right now: SEE ALSO: The 5 best songs from last week — St. Show More Summary
Rostam Batmanglij left Vampire Weekend last year, but he didn’t head for the beach to relax: The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter had already released some solo material, formed a duo with the singer of Ra Ra Riot called Discovery, collaborated with The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser on an excellent… Read more...
Rostam Batmanglij's debut solo album, Half-Light, comes out tomorrow (it was pushed back from its original release date last week), and the producer and former Vampire Weekend member recently participated in the Song Exploder podcast. For his episode, Batmanglij breaks down "Bike Dream." Listen to the show below.
Producer and Vampire Weekend alum Rostam Batmanglij inspires and challenges his A-list collaborators. His debut album, “Half-Light,” launches September 15. Once you know what you’re listening for, it’s easy to identify Rostam Batmanglij’s fingerprints on a song. Show More Summary
Rostam Batmanglij is dangling a mostly empty coffee mug from his index finger and thumb on a lightly crowded street in Brooklyn. New Yorkers do all kinds of indoor things outside that would seem weird in any other place with more private space, like sprint to their bodega in a ... More »
The singer-songwriter says he respects those who come out "at the right time."
Rostam Batmanglij (seen above in a behind-the-scenes image from Charli XCX’s “Boys” video), the former Vampire Weekend bandmate whose new solo album Half-Light is out, spoke with John Norris at The Daily Beast in a wide-ranging inte… Read The post Rostam Batmanglij: ‘I Have a Problem with Musicians Who Never Want to Come Out’ appeared first on Towleroad.
On the Vampire Weekend co-founder’s début solo album, “Half-Light,” he mingles elements of his American upbringing with the textures of his Iranian background.
The queer Iranian-American indie rock star talks about stepping behind the mic for his new record ‘Half-Light,’ and his perspective as the son of immigrants in Trump’s America.
On his solo debut, "Half-Light," the former Vampire Weekend producer-keyboardist finds ambitious new ways to mix sonic experimentation with pop songcraft.
Next week, Rostam Batmanglij is releasing his debut album, Half-Light (it got pushed back a week). We've heard a ton of tracks from it over the years, including "Bike Dream," "Gwan," "EOS," "Wood," and "Don't Let It Get To You," and today we're getting another one. It's the title track and it features vocals from…