Steal This Track from Chimney Choir, UMS 2013 editionBy Josh Johnson | July 1st, 2013 | No Comments »
Monday has rolled around again, and it’s time once more to steal some Colorado music. This week, we’ve got a track from Chimney Choir, who will be performing at the Underground Music Showcase on July 19.
Loyal readers will recall that way back in March we featured a track from Denver trio Chimney Choir. Now, we are featuring them again. “Why?,” you may ask? Well, it’s in the interest of bookending. Some may call it “closure.”
Back in March, the band announced an unusual release of “(compass)”, their second album: They announced that, rather than dropping the album, they would trickle it out song-by-song with monthly performances at the Leon Gallery, as if the album was released from an hour glass. If that metaphor sounds a bit over-the-top, you should read what the band has to say about it. They imagine the release as a treasure hunt, stating that the album is hidden in the gallery. After shows with giant shamans release love potions, shadow puppets and confetti shooting stars, the album finally was release in its entirety on June 23.
Below, download “Tuxedo” and decide if the dramatic waiting was worth it. The music is as oddly creative as the release, sustained by gorgeous harmonies reminiscent of Denver’s Paper Bird and acoustic arrangements that remind us of Sufjan Stevens. Check out Chimney Choir live at Gary Lee’s Motor Club & Grub on July 19 at 11pm as part of the Underground Music Showcase.
Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.
If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration.
Josh Johnson is a Denver freelance writer and Reverb contributor. He is also a co-host/co-producer of the Denver podcast Denver Diatribe. He’s also a butcher. Seriously.