Stand strong, Vampire Weekend fans. It appears as though multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij has left the band after a decade and three full-lengths.
The news arrived on Twitter Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 26), where Batmanglij outlined a desire to pursue music and production work as a solo artist. Sound familiar?
He wrote, "My identity as a songwriter + producer, I realized, needs to stand on its own. still to the ppl I work with, but through the songs we make together."