Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio shares solo track ‘Brainwash yyrr Face’ – listen

The bassist will release his debut album this September

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio has released the first track from his electronic solo album as Baio.

‘Brainwash yyrr Face’ is the lead single and opening track of ‘The Names’, out September 17 on Glassnote. The full-length follows EPs ‘Sunburn’ and ‘Mira’, from 2012 and 2013 respectively.

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Listen to the track below.

‘The Names” tracklisting is as follows:

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

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. Read the NME review.