Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio shares dance-heavy video for solo track ‘Sister Of Pearl’ – watch

The musician releases solo album 'The Names' in September

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio has released a video for a song from his electronic solo album as Baio.

‘Sister Of Pearl’ is lifted from Baio’s upcoming LP ‘The Names’, out September 18 on Glassnote. The full-length follows EPs ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Mira’, from 2012 and 2013 respectively. The song itself follows recent solo single ‘Brainwash Yyrr Face’.

Speaking of the video, which features the musician dancing around London, Baio told Noisey: “I’ve always loved dancing — some of my earliest life memories involve dancing around my family’s dining room table to “Thriller” when I was little.”


“For this video, Daniel Navetta found some incredible places in London for me to do some dancing. I hope you enjoy watching me creep around the city I’ve lived in for the past two years…I know I had fun making the video.”

Watch the ‘Sister Of Pearl’ video below.

Baio announced details of the solo LP in April. The record has been described by the artist himself as containing “[David] Bowie and [Bryan] Ferry-influenced pop songs and dumbsmart arena techno”.

Fellow Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij recently joined Haim live onstage. The LA trio hosted a benefit concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last month (April 2), with a whole host of guests joining the three-piece live.

The show was dedicated to Sammi Kane Kraft, a friend of the the band who was killed in 2012 by a drunk driver. To honour their late friend, Haim performed with the likes of Laura Marling, Jenny Lewis, Kesha, Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste , as well as Batmanglij.


Vampire Weekend released their latest album ‘Modern Vampires Of The City’ in 2013.

‘The Names” tracklisting is as follows:

‘Brainwash Yyrr Face’
‘The Names’
‘Sister Of Pearl’
‘I Was Born In A Marathon’
‘All The Idiots’
‘Endless Rhythm’