When: Thu., Nov. 3, 8 p.m. 2016
The bass guitarist of Vampire Weekend, Chris Baio is a style icon for many Wayfarer-wearing cool kids. Ready to strike out on his own after the release of Modern Vampires of the City in 2013, he booked a transatlantic flight to pursue a solo career. After a period of dwelling in the hipper boroughs of London, Baio started crafting dreamy, electro-pop melodies that resemble the shimmering hits of Twin Shadow and CHVRCHES. Two years later, Baio consolidated nine tracks into 2015’s The Names. Not straying far from the literary roots of Vampire Weekend, Baio borrowed the title of a Don DeLillo novel for his personal debut. The bubbly album is dappled with up-tempo tracks like “Sister of Pearl,” a wistful homage to Roxy Music’s glam-rock jam “Mother of Pearl.” Sweet without being too syrupy, the entire record is a must listen for fans of Vampire Weekend. Throw on your best pastel polo and cut a rug with Baio at Paper Tiger.