Rostam

Rostam

Nat Baldwin

Mon, May 8, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Sinclair

Cambridge, MA

This event is 18 and over

The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 888-929-7849. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box office is cash only.

Rostam
Rostam
The son of Iranian refugees, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Rostam Batmanglij was born in Washington, D.C. in 1983. He attended Columbia University where he studied classical music, and simultaneously focused on songwriting, recording, and production in his own time. In his last year there he began producing the first full-length album of his career, Vampire Weekend's self titled debut which would be the first of three gold records with Rostam as producer.

The beginning of 2016 saw Rostam announcing his departure from Vampire Weekend's membership, with a door left open to further collaboration in songwriting and production. It also saw the official release of new Rostam solo music, including the songs “EOS”, “Wood”, and “Gravity Don't Pull Me”. 

By the end of 2016 Rostam had contributed songwriting and production to several of the most important albums of that year.

2017 sees further opportunities to hear both new Rostam solo music as well as several unexpected collaborations. And finally, after opening for Brian Wilson at Brooklyn's Northside festival and headlining a sold-out outdoor show at LA's Broad Museum in the summer 2016, the opportunity to see Rostam perform new music in some of the most exciting venues in America.  
Nat Baldwin
Nat Baldwin
After studying avant-garde jazz and improvisation with jazz legend Anthony Braxton, Nat Baldwin started writing songs featuring double bass and vocals. In 2005 he joined Dirty Projectors. He has performed on Grizzly Bear's Shields, Vampire Weekend's Contra, Department of Eagles' In Ear Park, and Phosphorescent's Pride. Despite his busy schedule recording and touring as the bass player for Dirty Projectors, Nat found time to write and record In The Hollows, his followup to 2011's People Changes. In The Hollows features Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Lia Ices, Espers), Rob Moose (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Bon Iver), and the Ymusic string trio.
Discussing the album's production, Nat says "I wanted to achieve a consistency throughout that my past albums have lacked. I wanted the strings to add to the mournful quality of the songs, weaving their way through the sonic terrain, providing emotional emphasis, but also leaving necessary amounts of space. Albums by Nick Drake, Judee Sill, Joanna Newsom, Antony & the Johnsons, and Bill Callahan, to name a few, provided inspiration in balancing that intimacy with minimal, but powerful, adornments." Immersive, athletic, and often profound, In The Hollows represents his clearest and most consistent album-length statement, melodically, structurally, and lyrically. Nat explains that "I hope it is as unsettling as it is beautiful. I want it to make people feel things they can't describe."
Venue Information:
The Sinclair
52 Church St
Cambridge, MA, 02138