It’s been a long time since we heard from Vampire Weekend, but the band has been hard at work on album number four, their first since the departure of co-leader Rostam Batmanglij. They’ve been teasing new songs and leaving band-merch breadcrumb trails. On Saturday night, the band headlined the third night … More »
Vampire Weekend opened their Lollapalooza set last night playing one of their first, iconic hits “A-Punk.” Three times in a row. As the near-ubiquitous first track on people’s phones and mp3 players, the song has become somewhat of a meme. The band even collaborated with the Instagram account Seinfeld2000 to turn it into a More »
Vampire Weekend have been busy working on their fourth LP. Last month, they played their first show in four years. Last night, the band performed at the Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa, Japan for the Fuji Rock festival. For their final two songs, they welcomed Danielle Haim … More »
Vampire Weekend have been working on their fourth album, the follow-up to their 2013 album Modern Vampires Of The City and their first since Rostam Batmanglij left the band, for a while now, but we still haven’t actually heard too much about it. We know they worked on the album, which has the working title … More »
Vampire Weekend performed their second Father’s Day Weekend show today at Ojai, California’s Libbey Bowl. They performed several live debuts with their new touring lineup at last night’s show, and tonight they played a snippet of a new song, “Flower Moon,” from their forthcoming More »
Vampire Weekend played their first full show in four years last night at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California. After performing their debut self-titled album from front-to-back, the band launched into “White Sky” from their sophomore album Contra, followed by songs from their most recent release Modern Vampires Of The City, … More »
Vampire Weekend have been busy working on their fourth album, so we haven’t heard much from them until recently. The band returned to Instagram late last month (the only pictures they posted before then, in 2013, are of Steve Buscemi) and announced that they will be kicking off a summer tour with two … More »
After producing all three of Vampire Weekend‘s iconic albums, former bandmate and producer Rostam found his own place in the indie landscape. Having releasing his debut LP, Half-Light, last year, Rostam has now revealed a four track remix EP for the quiet yet comforting album.
Half-Light Remixes: EP1 is a reimagining of some of Rostam’s top tracks. Tourist leads off the EP with their remix of “Gwan,” an acoustic track that gets a slow-burning and ethereal spin. Jim-E Stack and Instupendo follow, each putting forth subdued and synth-filled efforts that breathe new life into the already beautiful tracks. Matsor Projects’ cheery and upbeat take on “Bike Dream” tosses in an infectious bass line and groovy beat to close out the EP.
Rostam, the mononymic musician formerly of Vampire Weekend, tapped rising producer Instupendo for a remix of his track, “Half-Light” — as well as a supporting slot at his recent performance at Brooklyn Steel.
Instupendo crafts a gentle lattice of sounds and atmosphere that elevate Rostam and Kelly Zutrau’s vocals. The producer’s signature style is stilly clearly evident, though he opts to turn down the haze for a more focused, easily defined design. The production matches the vocals’ yearning nature, rising slowly into a subdued yet emotive catharsis.
Instupendo’s remix of “Half-Light” is featured on Half-Light Remixes: EP1, which also features selections from Tourist, Jim-E Stack, and Matsor Projects.