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Ezra Koenig (L) and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend perform onstage at the 2014 A+E Networks Upfront on May 8, 2014 in New York City.

Rostam Batmanglij Quits Vampire Weekend on Twitter, Will Still Write Songs with Ezra Koenig

Buzz 19:00PM EDT

Rostam Batmanglij, one of the founding members of the popular indie band Vampire Weekend with college friend Ezra Koenig, has announced that he is no longer in the band. He isn't totally quitting the group, though, which he explained more in detail in a Twitter post, which, like the songs he's helped write over the years, caters to the millennial fans that he has. You'll see what we mean.READ MORE

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Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Speculates on Group's New Album, Releases Solo Song 'EOS'

Buzz 15:35PM EDT

Rostam Batmanglij recently discussed his latest solo project with the release of "EOS," a whirling electronic soundscape anchored by choral voices. He also talked about his work with pop stars from Carly Rae Jepsen to Charlie XCX and the possibilities of a new Vampire Weekend album.READ MORE

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Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij Talks About Coming Out as Gay to Fans

Buzz 16:46PM EDT

This past Sunday (October 11) was National Coming Day, and to commemorate the holiday, Vampire Weekend's eclectic keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij shared the story of how he publicly came out as gay to his fans via Instagram.READ MORE

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Charli XCX Performs 'Need Ur Luv' on 'Letterman' with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij [WATCH]

Buzz 15:10PM EDT

On last night's Dec. 16 episode of "The Late Show with David Letterman," Charli XCX dropped by to perform her glam-rock inspired track "Need Ur Luv" from her new album "Sucker," featuring Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij — the song's co-writer — on piano. Charli spends most of the performance singing and dancing from the top of Batmanglij's piano, offering quite a unique spin on what could have been just another typical late night performance. You can check out Charli XCX's performance of "Need Ur Luv" featuring Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij from "The Late Show with David Letterman" here — and notice how Letterman does not attempt to pronounce "Batmanglij":READ MORE


Diplo Remixes Ty Dolla $ign's "Stand For" With Members of Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend [LISTEN]

Buzz 20:11PM EDT

Last month, Los Angeles rapper Ty Dolla $ign shared his Diplo-produced track, "Stand For," and today Diplo has shared a radical remix of the song featuring two of Brooklyn indie rock's biggest stars: Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend. The track has been re-titled "Long Way Home" and replaces Ty's verses with Droste's gorgeous vocals, as well as some other embellishments from Batmanglij. "[I]t's about time that indie rock acts started to co-opt rap beats!," Diplo said in the song's original Soundcloud description.READ MORE

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Charli XCX Shares 'Gold Coins' from Upcoming 'Sucker' Album: 'Boom Clap' Performer Sings About the Good Life [LISTEN]

Buzz 15:05PM EDT

Charli XCX's fourth single from her upcoming second album "Sucker" is pop gold. "Gold Coins" blends machine gun guitars and noisy effects with the singer's sultry vocals for a superb result. XCX has been busy getting fans ready for the album, out Dec. 16, by previously releasing singles "Boom Clap," "London Queen" and "Break the Rules." As "SPIN" notes, "Gold Coins" is a little slower than "Boom Clap" but it is just as infectious. The song is a carefree love letter to the good life, which XCX is looking to claim with her sophomore release. "Gold coins everywhere / Dollars up in the air / It's a billionaire's love affair," she sings. "Gold coins out the window / Money falls like the rain falls / And I'mma spend it like I don't care." Check out the pop hit below.READ MORE

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8 Bands Whose Producers Are A Member Of The Band: The Beach Boys, Vampire Weekend, And More

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It's often tough for a band to maintain complete control of their creative vision, especially when they hire a producer from outside the band to help them capture their sound on record. These eight bands, however, remained true to their vision by having a member of the band produce their records.READ MORE

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