by Tatiana Tenreyro

photo: Vampire Weekend at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield
Rostam Batmanglij

Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend has released a solo single, "EOS", along with its video. It's a beautiful track about loss, accompanied by a choir that completes it. The video was directed by Rostam and features animation by Jon Race, which is inspired by a 25-second exposure photo taken of desert dunes in India. "EOS" is out now via XL digitally and will be on a 7" in February. Watch the video below.

In related news, Ra Ra Riot (who have worked with Rostam more than once, including on their recent single) announced the openers for their tour. PWR BTTM are opening all dates, and additional support comes from Sun Club on their first leg and And The Kids on the second. As mentioned, the first leg of the tour hits NYC on March 4 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Listen to PWR BTTM's 2015 debut album, Ugly Cherries, and check out their tour dates below...

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PWR BTTM -- 2016 Tour Dates
01.22.16 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project (w/ Lisa Prank, Boyfriends)
01.23.16 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (w/ Car Seat Headrest, Aan)
01.24.16 - Arcata, CA @ The Bat Cave (w/ Persephone)
01.25.16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (w/ Dude York, Try The Pie)
01.26.16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (w/ Upset, Post Life)
01.28.16 - San Diego, CA @ Hideout
01.30.16 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
02.03.16 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College
03.02.16 - Albany, NY @ The Hollow *
03.03.16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise *
03.04.16 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
03.05.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
03.06.16 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
03.08.16 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle *
03.10.16 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03.11.16 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 *
03.12.16 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
03.13.16 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
03.15.16 - Houston, TX @ Walter's *
03.15.16 - 03.20.16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.19.16 - Fort Worth, TX @ The Live Oak %
03.21.16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar %
03.25.16 - Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Restaurant and Music Club %
03.31.16 - Vancouver, CAN @ Biltmore Cabaret %
04.03.16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge %
04.04.16 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater %
04.06.16 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room %
04.07.16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club %
04.08.16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %
04.11.16 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar %
04.12.16 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre %
04.14.16 - Toronto, CAN @ Lee's Palace %
04.15.16 - Montreal, CAN @ Le Ritz %
04.16.16 - Geneva, NY @ The Cracker Factory ^

* = w/ Ra Ra Riot, Sun Club
% = w/ Ra Ra Riot, And The Kids
^ = w/ Ra Ra Riot