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Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio releases first solo track

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Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio has released the first song off his upcoming solo record, The Names. Titled “Brainwash yyrr Face,” the single is a pulsing dance track peppered with unconvential sound effects (and occassionally actual voices). It came out on iTunes and Spotify Tuesday.

Baio annouced he’d release a solo album in April, when he described The Names as, “Bowie and Ferry-influenced pop songs and dumbsmart arena techno” in a press release. The album’s set to arrive Sept. 18, but for now, listen to the opening track below.

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