Here are ten reasons you should be excited for Rostam’s post-Vampire Weekend career.
Even before indie-pop vocalist/producer PJ Wolf officially released any songs under the moniker Thief Urban, his eclectic-sounding side project was off on its own highly buzzed-about venture. In July of 2012, the Australian polymath first channeled Discovery’s seminal LP in “Closer,” a percolating pop number, the tone of which he would later drop in order […]
Last time we checked in with VW’s Rostam Batmanglij he was releasing his first solo single, “Wood.” Well, the D.C.-born instrumentalist is back with a new track, “Don’t Let It Get To You,” which he shared on his tumblr a few hours ago. The song sounds like the love child of Discovery–his side-project with Ra […]
ROSTAM is the new side project of Vampire Weekend/Discovery instrumentalist and native Washingtonian Rostam Batmanglij. He released his first single, “Wood” on his tumblr last week, and it’s all sorts of beautiful. From the swirling strings to the familiar rhythmic twangs of middle-eastern instruments, the track transports the listener to a place like Iran, where […]
[youtube gHPW5et6rRg 557 313] Fol Chen’s a weird one. Ignoring the faceless promo shots and lack of an informative bio, the Asthmatic Kitty signees achieve an undeniably pop sound by dropping a strangely cohesive cataclysm of sound. The mystery surrounding the online emergence of the L.A. outfit has since been dispelled following a number of […]
2010 has been an interesting year so far: A universal health care plan was proposed (then rejected), Conan was promoted (then unfairly booted), and my hometown was treated to the largest snowfall in its history. With all of the unexpected that 2010 has delivered, we can always count on Valentine’s Day arriving each and every […]
It’s high time I discuss one of my favorite new bands, Discovery, on these here pages. I have been blasting their debut, LP, over every speaker I can find and have been forcing everyone and their mother to give it a listen (the homeless guy on 18th and M LOVED IT). The reactions to the […]