❤ BLESS HIS HEART ❤
Rostam did a Reddit AMA today, and here are some stuff that you might have missed:
- His favorite songs that he worked on are Don’t Lie (“it has a special place in my heart”) I Retired, (“a song i did with Hamilton Leithauser from the Walkmen is also pretty dear to me…”) and Need Your Love (“which is coming out in October on Charli XCX’s new album is a song that i’m really proud of”).
- He talked about This Is Our Youth and how it’s different from Vampire Weekend: the melodies are on instruments so they can go places that voices can’t really go. in both cases i’m focused on chord progressions and how they move you through various emotions. with ‘this is our youth’, the melodies can move in weird and unexpected ways since they are mostly on piano. they can be more angular. also when i’m working on a song i’m always obsessed with the drums. there are drums in the music i wrote for the play but they are less central. i feel like with most songs the drums need to be at the heart of everything.
- He also explained why they aren’t any b-sides on MVOTC: MVOTC is the album we wrote the most songs for… and there are a lot of scraps left over and half-written songs lurking about. i think some bits and pieces might turn out in the next thing we do.
- His application essay to Columbia: i actually wrote it about music and what it meant to me. how i applied music theory to everything i listened to, including pop songs like “hit me baby one more time” (it was 2001 at the time)
- And he is a “really big fan" of Alex Turner’s Submarine EP.
In tribute to a true musical legend, Hopeton Lewis, the godfather of rocksteady.
vw has a tea party with steve buscemi and fred armisen
last show of the mvotc era, thanks to everyone who’s been a part of it - Vampire Weekend
Is it strange that I feel like crying?
Drew knew Clare was feeling down, since she had been gaining weight since she got pregnant. Of course he noticed, but he didn’t the problem. She still looked like Clare, she was still beautiful. He talked to his mom about it, and realized that he should be careful about how he went about talking about it. He wanted her to know she was beautiful, and sexy to him. When she asked him to come upstairs, he couldn’t say no. He walked in and walked over to her and kissed her lightly on the lips. “Hey gorgeous”
This slays me. Absolutely slays me.
Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend performs on Day 2 of the Leeds Festival at Bramham Park on August 23, 2014 in Leeds, England.
Vampire Weekend performing at Reading - 2008 + 2009