photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher

Chumped at Brooklyn Night Bazaar - 9/5/14
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Brooklyn's Chumped will release their new EP, That's The Thing Is Like..., on Tuesday (9/9) via Anchorless, and a full stream of that premieres in this post ahead of the release. Its first two songs, "Hot 97 Summer Jam" and "Doubt," are more of the scrappy pop punk of last year's debut EP and more proof that the band know their way around a hook. Final track "Vices" has singer Anika Pyle in introspective acoustic/sad mode, which works as well as their punkier material. Check it out for yourself below, and stay tuned for news on their upcoming full length.

Chumped rarely have a lack of hometown shows, having just played two over the weekend. I caught them on Friday (9/5) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Modern Baseball, Beach Slang and Crow Bait, where they had by far the biggest crowd I've seen for them so far. A good amount of people knew the words, a few mosh pits broke out, and Chumped sounded great. The next night they were at Saint Vitus with Cayetana. Pictures of Chumped's set from BK Bazaar are in this post, and pics of the other three bands are coming soon.

Chumped's next NYC show is on their tour with Canada's PUP, which happens on November 7 at Mercury Lounge. That's a good double bill and not the first time it's happened in NYC. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated dates are listed, with more BK Bazaar pics and the EP stream, below...

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Chumped -- 2014 Tour Dates
11/01 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest at Boca Fiesta/Palomino*
11/03 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub^
11/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox^
11/05 Washington, DC @ DC9^
11/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary^
11/07 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge^
11/08 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^

* = w/ Underground Railroad to Candyland, Killer Waves (aka Night Birds), Treasure Fleet, Football etc, Two Hand Fools, "mystery band," All Dogs, Boys, Caves, Worriers, Fellow Project, Cumulus, Kittyhawk, Little Big League

^ = w/ PUP