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Baio- "Tanto"

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Following in bandmate Rostam Batmanglij's footsteps, Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio has started up a solo project of his own. Simply dubbed Baio, the project is looking at a May 21 release for its debut EP, titled Sunburn. Our first sampling of the release is the Matias Aguayo feature "Tanto," which will appear as the EP's closing track. Baio takes the song's six-and-a-half minutes to embark on a steel drum-heavy Balearic Beat excursion that might make fans of John Talabot's most recent offering happy. Aguayo's contribution, a set of wordless yet catchy melodies, sits comfortably atop the production with infectious results.

Listen to the track above, and check over at Greco-Roman in a few weeks for the EP's release.