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

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. 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.

Directed by Daniel Navetta and Tyler Haft, this video finds Baio in downtown Los Angeles at night. At first it appears to be a lyrics video, with the lyrics superimposed over images of architecture, but then Baio does show up near the end to sing along in a tunnel.

Baio talked about the inspiration behind the song in a press release: “During an unseasonably warm weekend in March 2014 I fell in love with a painting in London’s Tate Modern. I spent about 10 minutes getting lost in it before realizing its title, ‘Endless Rhythm,’ was musical. The painting got me thinking about making a song—the highs and lows, frustrations and breakthroughs that have always accompanied the process of making music for me…. Over the course of about six months I worked on this song, periodically re-visiting the painting while listening to the track in progress on loop. It was the last thing I wrote for the album, so the line ‘I can wait for you like it’s what I want to do’ is a reference to knowing I needed one last song for The Names and having to wait for it to come. It may sound a bit corny to say but ‘Endless Rhythm’ is my love-letter to art and the artistic process. Hope you dig it!”

Check out the video below, followed by Baio’s upcoming tour dates.

Baio Tour Dates:

Aug 15: Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic Hostess Club All-Nighter @ Makuhari Messe
Aug 18: Melbourne, Australia - Shebeen
Aug 20: Sydney, Australia - Goodgod Small Club
Sept 2: Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
Sept 3: London, UK - London Fields Brewery
Sept 10: Paris, France - Le Pop-Up du Label
Sept 11: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
Sept 12: Gent, Belgium - DOK - Big Next Festival
Sept 15: Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Sept 17: New York, NY - Rough Trade NYC
Oct 10 - 11: San Diego, CA - Crssd Festival
Oct 17 - 18: San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival


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