Post by itrainmonkeys on May 22, 2013 15:42:17 GMT -5
New York indie rock vets Vampire Weekend sunk their teeth into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 this week, as their third album "Modern Vampires of the City" sold 134,000 copies in its first week of release, edging out George Strait, Demi Lovato and Lady Antebellum.
"Modern" topped the first week sales of Vampire Weekend's previous effort "Contra," which debuted at No. 1 in 2010, selling 124,000.
Post by itrainmonkeys on Jan 26, 2016 13:08:09 GMT -5
Band changes......never something you like to see.
Rostam Batmanglij has been a member of Vampire Weekend since 2006. While he’s never been the singer, he’s essentially worked as the band’s co-leader alongside Ezra Koenig, and his production has been key to the band’s sound. And today, Batmanglij annouced that he’s leaving the band.
In a note posted on Twitter, Batmanglij wrote that he’s “no longer a member of VW,” adding that he and Koenig plan to work together on “future projects + future VW songs.” He also wrote that he wants to focus on his solo career: “my identity as a songwriter + producer, I realized needs to stand on its own.” Here’s the full message:
Batmanglij released the solo single “EOS” earlier this month.
Wonder how this will affect their sound going forward. I felt like they were just about to take the leap to the next level if the next album was a success.
If Rostam has a heavy hand in writing and arranging the record then I'm not too worried. He's probably the most important part of the band musically, especially on the last record. But he doesn't necessarily NEED to be recording or performing with them