Vampire Weekend

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.

Breaking down Lorde’s musical influences

The 17-year-old chanteuse, Lorde, will stop by Denver for a long sold-out show at the Fillmore Auditorium this Saturday. Having seemingly sprung out of the clear blue New Zealand sky, fans don't know much about the young pop singer beyond her largely autobiographical music.