Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio comes out strong with his solo project, BAIO. In his downtime between tours, BAIO began to explore his own personal musical stylings in an effort to create an individual voice away from the band. His efforts have crafted a sun-soaked synth-pop dance arrangement that warrants anything but conformity. BAIO sticks out with his sweet summery dance hooks and a pop-heavy hopefulness that reaffirms a worldly optimism that’s useful to be reminded of. Contrasting that upbeat sound, BAIO makes sure to deliver a message within his songs detailing the darker side of life. Reeling you in with sweetness and squeezing you out with a down-trodden sense of existence. We here at the Bottle are always up for a good slap in the face of reality.
Minimal R&B electronic duo BIYO hop on board with their brand of down-tempo club music including elements of warped synth work and falsetto vocals over prominently mixed rhythms. Surprisingly based in Nashville, BIYO just released Fantasies, a synth-heavy late-night head nodder via Australian independent label Future Classic. A perfect pair with BAIO to ensure a blissful night of exploring the dance floor with fellow Chicagoans.
Self described as "goth-disco," Pixel Grip, uses arpeggiated modular synths and propelling drums to create a sinister, yet playful sound that propels the listener to uncontrollably pound along to the rhythms. Imagine your heart looped through an overdrive pedal and every time it beats, you're carried deeper and deeper into the crystalline cavernous outreaches of your dreams and subconscious. This is just their second time playing at the Bottle and we're ready to take that ride all over again, baby.