March 30, 2013 12:22

Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio reveals he's related to actor Steve Buscemi

Bassist finds out he's distant cousin of Hollywood star after researching family tree

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Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio has revealed that he recently discovered he's related to Hollywood actor Steve Buscemi.

Writing on the band's official Twitter account, they revealed that the bassist has been researching his family tree and, after digging through his heritage, found out that he is a distant cousin of the Boardwalk Empire thespian.

"EXCITING NEWS - Chris Baio has been working on a family tree for months and just discovered he is a distant cousin of actor Steve Buscemi," they wrote, before posting a picture of the pair posing together and also adding: "He has reached out to Mr. Buscemi who was VERY EXCITED about the connection. We are thrilled about the potential for showbiz synergy."

It was recently reported that Vampire Weekend have delayed the release of their third studio LP 'Modern Vampires Of The City' by one week. was due to be released on May 7 but will now be with fans on May 14 with "unanticipated delays" cited by the New Yorkers on Facebook. Posting a message to fans about the delay, the band wrote: "Vampire Weekend's upcoming album Modern Vampires of The City will be released on May 14, one week later than originally announced due to unanticipated delays in the production of physical copies of the record. The new date ensures that CDs and vinyl will be in stores on release day. We all worked very hard on this record and promise it will be worth the wait."

You can hear two tracks from the album - 'Diane Young' and 'Step' - by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The tracklisting for 'Modern Vampires of the City' is as follows:

'Obvious Bicycle'
'Unbelievers'
'Step'
'Diane Young'
'Don't Lie'
'Hannah Hunt'
'Everlasting Arms'
'Finger Back'
'Worship You'
'Ya Hey'
'Hudson'
'Young Lion'


Vampire Weekend - 'Diane Young'



Vampire Weekend - 'Step'


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