This week, Rostam Batmanglij announced his debut album, Half-Light!
Rostam was a founding member of Vampire Weekend and stayed with the band through their three studio albums before departing last year.
His new album is far from his first bit of work outside of Vampire Weekend. He formed Discovery with Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot in 2005 and released LP with the band in 2009. In 2011, he released his first solo single, "Wood". And just last year, he partnered with Hamilton Leithauser, formerly of The Walkmen, to release the excellent I Had a Dream That You Were Mine.
He released the first single, "EOS", that would appear on this album early last year, even before his departure from Vampire Weekend and his album with Leithauser were announced. That single was followed by a couple more released more recently, "Gwan" and "Bike Dream".
Half-Light was announced on Wednesday and is set to be released on September 8.
Also announced this week:
Brian Eno - Another Green World Reissue (August 4)
Brian Eno - Before and After Reissue (August 4)
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets Reissue (August 4)
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain Reissue (August 4)
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun (September 22)
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream (August 18)
Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical (August 11)
The Fresh & Onlys - Wolf Lie Down (August 25)
Gordi - Reservoir (August 25)
Joseph Shabason - Aytche (August 25)
Lee Ranaldo - Electric Trim (September 15)
The Lone Bellow - Walk into a Storm (September 15)
Nosaj Thing - Parallels (September 8)
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains (August 25)
Washed Out - Mister Mellow (June 30)