Release Date: 19 January 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|CHAVEZ RIDE THE FADER Limited Reissue Vinyl LP + Download
· Vinyl reissues of Chavez’s 1995 debut album - ‘Gone Glimmering’ - and 1996’s ‘Ride The Fader’.
· Cult favourite albums, back in print after over ten years.
· Chavez were formed from the ashes of Wider, inspired by the sonic approach of math rock pioneers Slint and post-punk outfit Mission Of Burma. Chavez utilize angular, asymmetrical riffs and dramatic dynamic shifts. The band are fronted by guitarist Matt Sweeney, who was previously a member of Skunk and Wider and played with Guided By Voices. Drummer James Lo also came from Wider and the band are rounded out by guitarist Clay Tarver (Bullet Lavolta) and
bassist Scott Marshall.
· Chavez never officially broke up but they released no new material and played few shows between 1999 and 2006. In 2001, during Chavez’s period of inactivity, guitarist Matt Sweeney went on to join Smashing Pumpkins frontman / guitarist Billy Corgan and Slint guitarist David Pajo to form Zwan. Most recently, Sweeney teamed up with Will Oldham (under the moniker Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) for the 2005 album ‘Superwolf’, as well producing and playing on Early Man’s
debut record for Matador, ‘Closing In’. He also played guitar on Johnny Cash’s ‘American VI’, released posthumously in 2010.
· Clay Tarver has kept himself busy directing various television commercials as well as writing the script for the movie ‘Joy Ride’.
· The band were chosen to perform at the I’ll Be Your Mirror festival organized by ATP and Portishead in September 2011 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
· “Some of the most exciting rock songs of the last decade” - Pitchfork
· “Probably weren’t the first mid-90s band to have their knotty guitar textures and algebraic time signtures called ‘math rock’, but they might have been the best” - Entertainment Weekly
· Both LPs include MP3 voucher.
1. Top Pocket Man
2. The Guard Attacks
3. Unreal Is Here
4. New Room
5. Tight Around the Jaws
7. Our Boys Will Shine Tonight
8. Memorize This Face
9. Cold Joys
10. Flight '96
11. Ever Overpsyched
12. You Must Be Stopped