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Divus Julius presents: Rostam

 Rostam is the solo moniker of multi-instrumentalist/producer Rostam Batmanglij, who balances experimental sounds and heartfelt intimacy in all the music he makes. He first earned acclaim as a member of Vampire Weekend, whose chart-topping and Grammy nominated 2010 album Contra he produced. Batmanglij soon became an in-demand producer and collaborator,

Rostam has recently shared a video for his new track “These Kids We Knew,” which he wrote while “in a fever-dream state during the second week of March last year while [he] was recovering from COVID-19.”

Hit of the week: Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam “A 1000 Times”

After working on a pair of songs together on Hamilton Leithauser’s 2014 solo debut, Black Hours, he and former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij have formally announced a collaborative project. As Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, they’ve just unveiled debut tune, “A 1000 Times.”

The song begins with a bit of late night parlor piano and Leithauser’s familiar call. It both has the bop and soul of a classic Walkmen cut, with the honked harmonica lending a touch of Springsteen to the piece.