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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 MeyersMore

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

The Names

The Names

Glassnote

Sep 17, 2015

Vampire Weekend long ago embraced fame when its members became recognizable by their own names. Ezra Koenig is a present day indie icon, Rostam Batmanglij works in the not-so-dim shadows of other bands' songs, and Chris Tomson's charismatic drumming earns him a spotlight. Bassist Chris Baio, by default, becomes the forgotten one. The Names is his attempt to change that. More