Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij has left the band

Vampire Weekend producer/songwriter Rostam Batmanglij has left the band, according to a note he posted on Twitter today. Related: Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij makes Broadway debut The note reads: hi- I wanted to let ppl kno I'm no longer a member of VW but that Ezra and I will continue to collaborate on future projects and future VW," he wrote.

The best songs of 2015

What's better than the ten best songs of 2015? How's about the eighty-five best? We polled ten Reverb staffers on what they thought were the best songs of 2015.

Best songs of 2015 so far (listen to 60 tracks here)

With the year halfway over, the Reverb staff put together their lists of the best songs of 2015 so far. Below you can see our individual picks and listen to 60 tracks from Kendrick Lamar, Viet Cong, Tame Impala, Speedy Ortiz, Sufjan Stevens, Kanye West and more.