Rostam

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Joy Again

Fri, February 2, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

First Unitarian Church

Philadelphia, PA

$20.00

This event is all ages

You can add Rostam’s new album Half-Light to your ticket order. Choose from a CD, Vinyl, or Digital version of the new album. Please allow 10-14 for delivery for CD and Vinyl orders. Digital albums will be sent 5-7 days after purchase. By purchasing an album you agree to have your information passed on to Warner Music for distribution purposes. All Prices include shipping costs.

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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.
Joy Again
Joy Again
“Anna Wintour, Jimmy Iovine, Barack Obama. What do these people all have in common? They all fly on airplanes. There are 102,465 airline flights per day, and if we can become the first band synonymous with air travel, nothing can stop us.”
-Joy Again

Joy Again is a Philadelphia based 5-piece founded in 2015. The band, whose founding members met in boarding school, has released debut singles on Mom + Pop (U.S.) and Lucky Number (U.K.). Their latest effort, “EP” (which can be heard at https://joyagain.bandcamp.com), was released on Never Grow Up Records in early 2017, followed by a supporting East Coast U.S./Canadian tour.

They have performed alongside acts like Car Seat Headrest, Hinds, Daywave, and Hoops, making festival appearances at 35 Denton, Savannah Stopover, and SXSW.

Their unadulterated sound and seemingly effortless command of melody and vivid storytelling have charmed both the internet underground and media outlets NME and FADER, among others.

Their association with Engineer/Producer Caleb Laven (Frank Ocean's Blonde & Endless) and visual artist AXIÖM Lë FØU has helped drive their creative vision and propel their artistic output beyond the underground. But make no mistake, Joy Again’s distinct balance of genre-hopping and purity is all their own.

They are currently playing shows and crafting their first full-length release.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://www.philauu.org/