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Baio (Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio) Announces Debut Album and Releases Song, “Brainwash yyrr Face”

The Names Out September 18 via Glassnote

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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. The album’s opening track and first single, “Brainwash yyrr Face,” is now streaming on YouTube. Check it out below, followed by the track-listing (and that’s the album cover above).

In a press release Baio had this to say about the album: “The Names is a record that has reverberated through my mind for much of the last five years. Its themes began to take shape when I moved from New York to London in 2013. Today I’m delighted to share the first track of a record that I think is pretty tight!”

The Names appears to be more electronic in nature than his work with Vampire Weekend. The album follows a series of EPs released by Baio and was self-produced by him.

The Names Track-listing:

1. Brainwash yyrr Face

2. The Names

3. Sister of Pearl

4. I Was Born in a Marathon

5. Needs

6. All the Idiots

7. Matter

8. Endless Rhythm

9. Scarlett


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