In the interest of full disclosure, Rostam Batmanglij, of Vampire Weekend and Discovery, is close friends with my cousins (he grew up with them and roomed with one of them at Columbia). So when I was a little ninth grader, I got to hear some pretty sick early renditions of "Oxford Comma" (more after the jump).
But the point of telling you this is to say that listening to Rostam's work evolve has been incredible. I've loved hearing Vampire Weekend go from snyth-y to more acoustic, Discovery going back to the electronic style, and then Rostam's solo work go to this more experimental form, with the middle-eastern sounds incorporated into a broken-up structure of vocals and instrumentals. He also has great fashion sense--whenever my cousins go shopping with him they come home with awesome clothes.
And with that, I present to you, "Wood," by Rostam. It came out in September, but I think it's never too late for great songs.
ROSTAM Wood 9-27 B