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Rostam Batmanglij

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Musician, producer, songwriter, and member of the indie rock band Vampire Weekend and the electro-soul band Discovery.

Before Fame

Raised in Washington, D.C., he later moved to New York City, where he studied music at Columbia University.


He collaborated with acclaimed music producer Ariel Rechtshaid on a 2013 album entitled Modern Vampires of the City.

Family Life

His Iranian immigrant mother, Najmieh Batmanglij, had a career as a cookbook writer.

Associated With

He wrote music for the 2011 screen thriller Sound Of My Voice, directed by his brother Zal Batmanglij.