Listen: Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij - "Upper West Side, 1982"

From his score of the play This Is Our Youth.
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From his score of the play This Is Our Youth.
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Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij has recorded a soundtrack for the upcoming play This Is Our Youth, which stars Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, and Kieran Culkin, and is opening on Broadway tomorrow. You can hear "Upper West Side, 1982," now - the piano-driven number, intercut with some found sounds, is a lovely mood-setter and would also sound pretty great preceding Vampire Weekend's "Diplomat's Son" (though in that one, "it was '81"). Check it out via Pitchfork.