Vampire Weekend’s bass player Chris Baio has released two new songs from his upcoming solo album. The two tracks- title song ‘Dead Hand Control’ and ‘Take It From Me’, are the third and fourth songs released off Baio’s upcoming third album, which is due out on January 29th.
The new songs feature the same uptempo energy of Vampire Weekend, but with Baio’s deeper, more understated vocals and a slight infusion of Post-punk (Joy Division, The Cure, Talking Heads)
The Majority of the album was recorded in L.A. but Baio also spent some time recording in London at Blur frontman Damon Albarn’s personal studio
In an interview with NME late last year, Baio said the goal of this record was to make something more hopeful than his last album, 2017’s ‘Man of the World’.
“I have found in the last half-decade-or-so that when the urge to create seizes me, I become completely obsessive about it because it is a momentary escape from all the scary things that are happening in the world,” Baio stated.
You can stream Baio’s new songs here.