Posted in music on November 3, 2004
Now that you can't imagine listening to Arcade Fire's Funeral for another minute, and their debut EP has even worn thin, I bring to you Chin Up Chin Up. CUCU's debut album, We Should Never Have Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers, may be the new flavor of the month. Released on October 26th, there's already a lot of buzz. It's selling like hotcakes over at Insound.
Chin Up Chin Up are from Chicago and their bassist recently passed away. There is a foundation in his name (RIP). Their debut EP, which you may have missed, came out on Brooklyn's 'Record Label,' and their new one is on Flameshovel Records (home of The Natural History, Low Skies and Joan of Arse). Both albums are available at Insound. Use the coupon code chinup for 15% off your order until Nov. 9th.
They've been compared to Modest Mouse, Pinback, Slint, Joy Division, Pavement, a John Hughes movie soundtrack, Versus, Aden, True Love Always, Sea and Cake, !!!, Onelinedrawing, Jet By Day, the And/Ors, American Analog Set, and Les Savy Fav. Confused? Their members are/were in Tekulvi, Nymb, and Punjab.
Those in NYC can catch them November 10th at Rothko (hopefully) (one night before The Arcade Fire at Bowery Ballroom). You may have seen them recently at the Delancey for CMJ. Those elsewhere can check out all their tour dates. There are a lot of them coming up.