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Baio Shares Animated Video for “Take It from Me”

Dead Hand Control Out Now via Glassnote

Mar 18, 2021

Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) has shared an animated video for his song “Take It from Me.” The song was featured on his most recent album, Dead Hand Control, which came out back in January on Glassnote. More

12 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Squid, Baio, Bernice, serpentwithfeet, and More

Plus Madeline Kenney, Ohtis, Tune-Yards, Arlo Parks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 29, 2021

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2021. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the inauguration, it was a week light on compelling new tracks. So this week we chronicle the best songs of the last two weeks, so it’s a Top 12 (and our Top 2 are both super long songs). More

Jan 29, 2021

Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) has released his third solo album, Dead Hand Control, today via Glassnote. Now that the album is out you can stream the whole thing here. We also recently posted a podcast interview with Baio, as part of the Why Not Both podcast we present. More

Jan 27, 2021

Yup, we’re back at it! Every week, in partnership with Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. In our season opener, we spent time with Chris Baio, exploring what it means to release his new solo album during a year of tumultuous events. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, Midnight Sister, Field Music, Baio, and More

Plus Jane Weaver, Still Corners, Sleaford Mods, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 15, 2021

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a little less trying than last week, but Donald Trump did earn the dubious honor of being the first ever president to be impeached twice. It was a fantastic week for new songs; after a slow week last week with only a Top 6, this week we present double the songs with a Top 12. More

Baio Shares Two New Songs: “Dead Hand Control” and “Take It from Me”

Dead Hand Control Due Out January 29 via Glassnote

Jan 15, 2021

Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) is releasing his third solo album, Dead Hand Control, on January 29 via Glassnote. Now he has shared two new songs from the album: title track “Dead Hand Control” and “Take It from Me.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Lael Neale, Baio, Dry Cleaning, The Weather Station, and More

Plus Bleachers and Bruce Springsteen, Hannah’s Little Sister, Speed Stick, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 20, 2020

Welcome to the 43rd Songs of the Week of 2020. Whereas last week’s Songs of the Week covered three weeks’ worth of songs, this week we’re back to just covering the last seven days. More

Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) Announces New Album, Shares Videos for Two New Songs

Dead Hand Control Due Out January 29, 2021 via Glassnote; Listen to “Endless Me, Endlessly” and “What Do You Say When I’m Not There?” Now

Nov 18, 2020

Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) has announced his third solo album, Dead Hand Control, and shared its first two singles, “Endless Me, Endlessly” and “What Do You Say When I’m Not There?,” via videos for the new songs. More

Why I’m Voting for Biden: Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend

“Having a federal government that actively attempts to save lives during a deadly pandemic would be a good and refreshing change for America.”

Oct 28, 2020

With next Tuesday’s election day looming and millions of Americans already voting early, we put the word out to see if any musicians wanted to write about why they were voting for Former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in a series we are simply calling Why I’m Voting for Biden. Chris Baio, who is not only the bassist for Vampire Weekend but has also released two solo albums simply under his last name for Glassnote, wrote this entry. More

Aug 07, 2017

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote, and released his sophomore album, Man of the World, back in June, also via Glassnote. Now he has shared a video for the album’s title track, “Man of the World.” More

The Shins Announce More Fall Tour Dates, Baio to Support Select Dates

The Shins' Heartworms Out Now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia, Baio's Man of the World Out Now via Glassnote

Jul 10, 2017

The Shins released a new album, Heartworms, in March via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. Now the band have announced a handful more tour dates for this fall, including new shows in Los Angeles, Reno, and Washington DC. They have also announced that Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) will be supporting them for most of their November dates. More

Listen: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “Out of Tune”

Man of the World Due Out June 30 via Glassnote

Jun 23, 2017

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote, and is releasing his sophomore album, Man of the World, on June 30, also via Glassnote. More

Watch: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “PHILOSOPHY” Video

Man of the World Due Out June 30 via Glassnote

Jun 19, 2017

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote, and is releasing his sophomore album, Man of the World, on June 30, also via Glassnote. More

Listen: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “DANGEROUE ANAMAL”

Man of the World Due Out June 30 via Glassnote

Jun 16, 2017

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote, and is releasing his sophomore album, Man of the World, on June 30, also via Glassnote. More

May 12, 2017

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio released his debut solo album, The Names, in 2015 under his last name via Glassnote. Now he has announced his sophomore album, Man of the World, and shared its first single, “PHILOSOPHY!” More

Listen: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “Don’t Fight Fate”

As Part of Amazon's Songs of the Summer Playlist

May 04, 2016

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio released his debut solo album last September via Glassnote. He’s going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Now Amazon has shared a brand new song from him, “Don’t Fight Fate.” More

Feb 04, 2016

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio released his debut solo album last September via Glassnote. He’s going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Now he’s shared a video for the album’s title track, “The Names.” Baio self-directed the clip, which features him in various locations around London (where he lives these days) and hanging out with a human skull. More

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It’s a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Under the Radar Announces November/December Issue with EL VY on the Cover

Issue 55 Also Includes Interviews with Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Neon Indian, Martin Courtney, The Dears, John Grant, Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead, the Cast of Back to the Future, and More

Nov 13, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar‘s app, as well as Readbug and Kindle. The issue features EL VY (Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls) on the cover. More

Sep 18, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio is releasing his debut solo album today (September 18) via Glassnote. He’s going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Last night he performed his single, and definite album highlight (and perhaps one of our favorite songs of the year thus far), “Sister of Pearl,” on Late Night with Seth Meyers. More

Sep 15, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album this Friday (September 18) via Glassnote. He’s going simply under his last name and the album is titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. Now you can stream the whole thing below via Noisey, who premiered it and also interviewed Baio about the record. More

Listen: Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) - “The Names”

The Names Out September 18 via Glassnote

Aug 18, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album on September 18 via Glassnote. He’ll be going simply under his last name and the album will be titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. More

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio Shares “Endless Rhythm” Video

The Names Out September 18 via Glassnote

Jul 31, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album on September 18 via Glassnote. He’ll be going simply under his last name and the album will be titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. We’ve already heard “Brainwash yyrr Face” and seen the fun video for “Sister of Pearl” featuring Baio dancing around London, where he’s based these days. Now he has shared another song, “Endless Rhythm,” via its video. More

Jul 17, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album on September 18 via Glassnote. He’ll be going simply under his last name and album will be titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. More

May 26, 2015

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio is set to release his debut solo album on September 18 via Glassnote (home to CHVRCHES and Phoenix, among others). He’ll be going simply under his last name and album will be titled The Names after a Don DeLillo novel from 1982 of the same name. More



Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Baio (Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend)

Chris Baio on Music Streaming, the Election, Disastrous Dates, Cats, and Star Wars

Mar 03, 2016

For Under the Radar’s 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend. In 2015 Baio released a solo album, The Names, put out simply under his last name on Glassnote. More

Baio

Marathons And Math

Dec 29, 2015

Chris Baio‘s smoothly grooving rhythms, seductively soothing vocals, and effortlessly catchy hooks make the synth-inclined indie rockerand Vampire Weekend bassistseem like he was born to be onstage. But, in fact, he was born in a marathon. More


Reviews

Jun 29, 2017

Like many of us, it’s safe to say 2016 will not go down as Chris Baio’s favorite year on the planet. Opening with the death of his favorite artist David Bowie, the Vampire Weekend bassist’s annus horribillis was compounded by the Brexit shitstorm hitting the fan in his adopted homeland of England in June. More