Join us Sunday April 15th for a magical dopesick set from Chase and Josh at Kitty Cohen's (33p-530p! See below the article for their upcoming tour dates as well. Photos by White Light Photography, article by Tiffany Harelik.
Where are you from? / When did you move to Austin and why?
Josh: I'm a unicorn.
Chase: I’m a god damn unicorn.
When did you start playing music?
Josh: age 8 - snare drum and stuffed animals to fill out the kit
Chase: age 15 - classical guitar lessons, first band 16, rhythm guitar and harmonica
What are some bands you have played in over the years, and what are your current music projects/bands?
Josh: Shearwater, TAFT, The Dan Ryan, Still Corners, Hello Wheels
Chase: Marmalakes, The Hermits - old friends with great psych rock songs
What is your song-writing process like?
Chase: Lately for lyrics, I compile a bunch of fragmented images and then see how they float in the tune. Lots of editing for the last four of five songs I’ve been working on. It’s different every time. Josh helps me rework structure and pop elements in big ways.
What lyrics, or songs would you like to be remembered as playing/writing? Or what have been some of your most popular songs over the years?
Chase: Vittoria is likely my best song. Questions for Eleanor about the rodeo is my favorite.
Do you have advice for other musicians who are just starting out?
Josh: The company you keep will shape and define you.
Chase: Don’t be cynical. Don’t get drunk before you play your set, be grateful for people doing their job, especially when they go out of their way. Remember people’s names. Go see shows a lot.
What are some of your heroes in the music industry and/or inspirations?
Chase: Wilco, Laura Veirs, Conor Oberst, talented people I’ve been lucky to work with - Michael Landon, Danny Reisch, Tessa Hunt, Travis Newman
What is your favorite place to eat in Austin?
Josh: Chase's mom's house.
Chase: My mom’s house.
Where do you see yourself musically in 5 years?
Josh: Making records I enjoy and traveling with my best friends to play them.
Chase: Playing music as much as I healthily can and traveling all around the world. I’d like to have 3 or 4 more records to my name.
Anything you want people to know? Album coming out? Cool folks you've recorded with? etc.?
Our debut album "Please Don't Stop" arrives May 11th on Austin Town Hall Records. We'll be on tour supporting the album.
4.17 - Austin - Tour Kickoff at The Volstead
4.18 - El Paso - NEON ROSE BAR
4.19 - Tucson - Nick's House
4.20 - Los Angeles - House Show
4.21 - Los Angeles - Sofar Sounds: Los Angeles
4.22 - Los Angeles - House Party
4.23 - San Francisco - Sofar Sounds: San Francisco
4.25 - Portland - Alberta Street Pub
4.27 - San Francisco - Sofar Sounds
4.28 - Oakland - House Party (Ry)
4.30 - Los Angeles - House Party
5.1 - Denver - BarFly Denver
5.3 - Albuquerque - The Fly Honey Warehouse
5.4 - Santa Fe - Ghost
5.5 - Austin - Fine Southern Gentlemen - Release Party!
5.6 - Austin - Breakaway Records (in-store)
5.7 - Austin - Waterloo Records (in-store)
5.9 - St. Louis - Sofar Sounds St. Louis
5.10 - St. Louis - The Sinkhole
5.11 - Kansas City - House Party (Dave)
5.12 - Omaha - Hi-Fi House - (Listening Party)
5.13 - Milwaukee - The Tonic Tavern
5.14 - Chicago - Dog Leach
5.15 - Memphis - House Show
5.16 - Nashville - The Basement Nashville
5.17 - Pittsburgh - The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
5.18 - Boston - Sofar Sounds: Boston
5.19 - Jersey City - SMUSH Gallery
5.19 - New York City - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
5.21 - New Orleans - House Show
5.22 - Baton Rouge - House Show
5.23 - Dallas - House Show
5.24 - San Antonio - Limelight
5.25 - Austin - Stubb's Austin Indoor
5.26 - Houston - House Show
5.27 - Austin - House Show