9 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio’s side project isn’t altogether different from his day job: Eclectic, light-hearted, plenty smart and just a little weird. Showcasing a flair for cheeky romanticism and airy, Balearic-style dance production a la Hot Chip, The Names takes listeners on trips through London’s Tate Modern (“Endless Rhythm”), Roxy Music homages (“Sister of Pearl”) and whimsical memoir (“I Was Born in a Marathon”) in a way that feels as personal as it does cosmopolitan.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio’s side project isn’t altogether different from his day job: Eclectic, light-hearted, plenty smart and just a little weird. Showcasing a flair for cheeky romanticism and airy, Balearic-style dance production a la Hot Chip, The Names takes listeners on trips through London’s Tate Modern (“Endless Rhythm”), Roxy Music homages (“Sister of Pearl”) and whimsical memoir (“I Was Born in a Marathon”) in a way that feels as personal as it does cosmopolitan.

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