Last summer, London-based pop quartet The Chap released their third album, Mega Breakfast, on Ghostly International. Months have gone by, and we’re still confused, delighted, and dancing our asses off.
Now The Chap are finally jumping the proverbial pond for their first US tour in history, hitting dates on the East Coast, the Midwest, and in Austin for the South By Southwest festival.
“Carlos Walter Wendy Stanley” MP3:
“Proper Rock” MP3:
The Chap’s Mega Breakfast contains multitudes, mixing and matching genres with a record collector’s ear and an ADD attention span. Prince-style micro-funk, chorale singing, prog-rock guitar heroics, minimalist electro – it’s all there, executed with precision, care, and a knowing wink. But to call it sarcastic would be to sell The Chap short – really, it’s a half-joking, half-deadly-serious Situationist art project, with moments of severe catchiness and luminous beauty interspersed with self-reflexive jokes about “proper” rock-song material and the absurdity of world music.
03.12 Lexington, KY @ The University of Kentucky
03.13 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig w/ Nomo
03.14 Hamtramck, MI @ Throwbridge House of Coffee
03.15 Chicago, IL @ Schubas w/ Nomo
03.17 Forth Worth, TX @ Lola’s Sixth w/ Deastro
03.18 Austin, TX SXSW @ Club 1808 (8:30pm)
03.18 Austin, TX SXSW @ Mohawk (12am)
03.21 Austin, TX SXSW @ Urban Outfitters (2pm)
03.24 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
03.26 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Matthew’s Mug (Vassar College)
03.27 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
03.28 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Deastro