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Vampires at the Lodge


L-R, standing: Chris Baio (bass), Kris Chen (XL Recordings), Ezra Koenig (guitar/vocals), Rostam Batmanglij (keyboards/vocals), Emily Lazar (engineer). Seated: Christopher Tomson (drums), Joe LaPorta (assistant engineer).

African-influenced indie band Vampire Weekend visited The Lodge (New York City), where studio founder/chief engineer Emily Lazar was mastering their debut album for XL Recordings. The album was recorded, mixed and produced by keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij in a variety of locations, including a radio station.