Chris Baio, bassist of Vampire Weekend, has just released his debut solo EP, Sunburn, this week on the mighty Greco-Roman imprint, and the 3-track release is blissful techy, tropical electronica in all its glory. Baio spent 2011 in a small studio in Brooklyn, taking influence from the urban culture around him which was projected into each of the three originals on Sunburn. He even teamed up with Chilean legend Matias Aguayo on ‘Tanto,’ where island-inspired percussion takes center stage and transports the listener to a mental paradise. √+ for this debut solo project. Looking forward to hearing the remix EP due out in July as well. Stream the entire EP and check out Chris’ solo tour dates after the jump.
May 25th – Le Bain, New York, USA
June 8th – Traffic Festival, Torino, Italy
June 9th – MIT Festival, Rome, Italy
June 15th – LoveBox, London UK
June 15th – XOYO, London, UK
June 16th Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain