Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio and Fort Romeau on reinventing krautrock with new band CYM

PRESS-PHOTO-C.Y.M.-credit-Joey-Greene-1-1220x775Hidden away in Eagle Rock, a trendy neighbourhood in east Los Angeles, there’s a studio that once belonged to legendary Beastie Boys producer Mario C. These days, its home to Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio, and he’s already putting it to good use. Not content with merely being part of one of the albums of the year (VW’s ‘Father of the Bride’) or pursuing his solo career as Baio, he’s now teamed up with house music producer Mike Greene – who you may know as Fort Romeau – to form yet another band, CYM. Their experimental three-track debut EP is a wildly imaginative take on krautrock, and they say they’re just getting started. We visited the studio to get the lowdown:

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