Well known as the bassist from Vampire Weekend, Baio reveals great skill in writing literary lyrics and emotive melodies of his own. Also present are the experimental dance structures and house tempos of his earlier solo work, creating a satisfying balance. When announcing the record he said it would contain "Bowie and Ferry-influenced pop songs and dumbsmart arena techno." Fortunately for everyone, he’s delivered on that promise.
The Names is out now via Liberator.