Artists You Should Know: Baio

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Chris Baio is best known as the bassist for Vampire Weekend, but that will almost certainly change with the fall release of his debut full length, “The Names”.

Baio has always expressed a deep love for dance music. In fact, he was working as a DJ before Vampire Weekend even existed. Over the years, he’s released three EPs of stellar blessed out beats for some of the best dance labels today. But the first single from “The Names” which will be released by Glassnote on September 18th, is perhaps his best yet.

Titled “Brainwash Yyrr Face”, it’s a lovely slice of forward thinking production techniques mixed with nods to a particular strain of elegant, 80s style dance pop – particularly in the vocals, which are provided by Baio himself!

Brainwash Yyrr Facehas set my expectations exhilaratingly high for what’s to follow. I might be getting a little ahead of myself, but I can already see this album on my year end Top Ten list.

If you find yourself feeling the same way, go ahead and pre-order it here, and treat yourself to repeat listens of your immediate download of Brainwash Yyrr Face all weekend long!