Rostam Batmanglij Leaving Vampire Weekend

(Radio.com) One of Vampire Weekend's founding members, Rostam Batmanglij, announced Tuesday (Jan. 26) that he would be leaving the band to pursue other musical projects.

On Twitter, Batmanglij shared the news with fans and followers, writing, "My identity as a songwriter + producer, I realized, needs to stand on its own."

So that fans weren't left completely in the lurch, he clarified that he would continue collaborating with Ezra Koenig on future Vampire Weekend projects and songs. Read more here.

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