Vampire WeekendからRostam Batmanglijが脱退


Vampire WeekendのKey/Gt./Vo.を務めていたRostam Batmanglijがバンドからの脱退を表明した。
Rostamは先日XL Recordingsよりソロ・シングル「EOS」をリリースしたばかり。今後はソロとして活動していくと同時に、バンドのVo.であるEzra Koenigとのコラボレーションは今後も続けるとのこと。

なお、Ezra Koenigは彼の脱退について、Instagram上で以下のようにコメントしている。

A couple years ago, Rostam and I sat down at his house & talked abt whether our collaboration was dependent on being members of the same band. We both firmly agreed that nope, it was not. In fact, we agreed that our collaboration was more important. I'm psyched about the work we've already begun for LP4 and I'm psyched to hear anything else Rostam is a part of. Also very excited to continue playing music with CT and Baio but there will be plenty of time to talk about that later in the year. For now in the Vampire Weekend universe, it's all about recording the next album. There will be a lot of familiar faces in the studio but also some fresh, new ones. Working title is "Mitsubishi Macchiato"…for obvious reasons. Shout-out to the fans who have been waiting for new music – it's coming. PERSON WITH FOLDED HANDS?PERSON WITH FOLDED HANDS?PERSON WITH FOLDED HANDS? Also tomorrow, we gotta talk abt Iowa.

Ezra Koenigさん(@arze)が投稿した写真 –

※1/27 21:46 追記

バンドのベーシストであるChris BaioもTwitterで以下のようなコメントを発表しました。

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