Daily Beast:

Maybe there’s not a lot of competition for the title of “World’s Most Accomplished Queer Iranian-American Indie Rock Star Turned A-List Producer,” but Rostam Batmanglij has it on lock. And as of next week, the onetime co-creative force behind Vampire Weekend who in recent years has written and produced for the likes of HAIM, Hamilton Leithauser, Frank Ocean, Santigold, Carly Rae Jepson, Charli XCX and Declan McKenna, can finally and definitively add “solo artist” to his burgeoning CV, with the release of Half-Light, a sublime collection of baroque pop nearly a decade in the making.

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