Rostam Batmanglij was first introduced to us through his band Vampire Weekend. The music was infectious and seemed to be the soundtrack of every New England college campus for the many following years. Rostam was the producer for the band–the person blending the different influences together and packaging it into something unheard. Now, he is about to release his first solo record and it is even more fresh than what we have heard in the past. In this interview he and Sam talk about this record and what Rostam is trying to say with it. All this and more.
- You can find some of Rostam’s soon-to-be-released album “Half Light” here.
- You can read a great profile of Vampire Weekend (written by former Talk Easy guest, Andy Greenwald) here.
Music for the show is by Dylan Peck.
Original illustrations by Krishna Shenoi: www.krishnabalashenoi.com/.