January 27, 2014


Vampire Weekend: "We Benefited From Going Head to Head"

Vampire Weekend's third studio album Vampires of the City showcased a very different sound

And it's that new sound that won them a GRAMMY for Best Alternative Music Album.

In a Red Carpet interview with Fuse, producer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Rostam Batmanglij, and famed producer, Ariel Rechtshaid, (who was brought in to work on the LP) spoke about the process behind a great record.

"It was a lot of hard work to find the right sound for the third record. To not ever repeat ourselves," Ariel says.

"To find a really good place for the third record."

And Rostam agrees, explaining the benefits of working with a second producer:

"The first two records I produced on my own and on this one I wanted to work with Ariel and I feel like it benefited from us going head to head."

Watch the full interview above, and don't forget to visit Fuse.tv/Grammys for more red carpet coverage and continuous updates on the night's award winners.