DEBUT ALBUM THE NAMES RELEASED 18TH SEPTEMBER
6th July 2015 – Baio today announces his first ever European live shows. The run of five dates will include a UK headline show at the London Fields Brewery on 3rd September. Tickets for all shows go on general sale at 9am on Friday 10th July.
BAIO LIVE SEPTEMBER 2015
2nd Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany (Ticket link)
3rd London Fields Brewery, London, UK (Ticket link)
10th Le Pop-Up du Label, Paris, France (Ticket link)
11th Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Ticket link)
12th DOK – Big Next Festival, Gent, Belgium (Ticket link)
News of the tour follows the recent announcement of Baio’s debut solo album, The Names, which will be released on 18th September on Glassnote Records. Two tracks from the album have already been revealed to widespread acclaim; introductory track ‘Brainwash yyrr Face’ (“SBTRKT-on-acid… a dance track pumped with dry ice” – Spin, listen HERE) and first single proper ‘Sister Of Pearl’ “it’ll charm its way into your brain and set up permanent camp there” – NME.
The Names, produced by Baio, explores ideas of space — of belonging, identity and finding a place in the world. Some of this was occasioned by his own geographical shift — having recently moved to London, he found himself struck by his new city’s expanse of sky, green space, and globalness — elements that infuse the record’s sound.
Since 2006, Baio has been known as the bass-player in Vampire Weekend, the New York-based rock band who last year won a Grammy for their third album, Modern Vampires of the City. In his downtime between tours, however, Baio recognized in himself an increasing restlessness, a desire to explore his own individual voice away from the band. Baio has released a string of EPs (Mira EP, Sunburn EP) having amassed critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Pretty Much Amazing, Spin,Paste and more! Across its nine tracks, Baio wanted to return, in part, to the electronic music he’d enjoyed while DJing at college, but also to investigate his own lyrical and vocal style to create something quite new and not easily categorized.