Chaselounge

Chaselounge

 Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
BandRockPop

Original pop/rock. Irresistible hooks and sing-a-long melodies makes Chaselounge FUN for people of all ages. From the hypnotic rocker to the acoustic ballad, you'll find yourself tapping your toes to all their tunes! Influences include Ok Go, Rooney, Jimmy Eat World, Nada Surf, and Weezer.

Biography

Chaselounge, one of Cincinnati's most tenured independent bands, has been wowing audiences both young and old since their formation in 2002. Utilizing catchy hooks, sing-along choruses, and driving rhythms, the band creates its own unique brand of power-pop rock. In 2010 they released their most accomplished album to date, the aptly titled “Hush of Sound.” A fitting title indeed, considering the band decided to scale back on live performances and focus solely on writing, arranging, and recording their third album for two years.

“Hush of Sound” is a collection of 14 tracks that feature Chaselounge at their songwriting best. The album finds them teaming up once again with internationally acclaimed producer Erwin Musper (David Bowie/Van Halen). Musper came into the fold in late 2004 after hearing the band’s debut album “Mayday, Roger The Radio” and quickly signed them to his label (YeaYeaYeah Records). A follow up album quickly ensued, 2005’s “Black Plastic Ordinary” and the band found themselves playing countless shows across the region while enjoying CMJ chart success. In late 2007, Chaselounge began to concentrate on writing their third album. Recording sessions for "Hush of Sound" began officially at Musper’s Bamboo Room Studio in February of 2008. For two years, the band worked diligently on perfecting their brand of power-pop rock in the studio.

The result of that diligence is a record that showcases the band’s ability to create timeless music. What sets “Hush of Sound” apart from other Chaselounge albums is its diversity. “Eyes Electric” offers a pulsating dance beat and hypnotic imagery, while songs like “Black Vultures” and “Nest Egg” feature pedal steel guitar and clarinet respectively. Lush vocal harmonies are featured throughout, highlighting lyrics that touch on themes of desperation and urgency. Driving guitars and soaring keyboard riffs round out the production. The result is an album that hits on all cylinders. Songs flow seamlessly into one another, and though not a concept album, HOS holds true to the concept of the album as a whole. Each song has a place and a purpose, and the arrangements are carefully crafted in ways that ensure each song reaches its full potential.

Since its release in July of 2010, the band has been hard at work to promote “Hush of Sound”. They’ve been featured on several radio and television programs, as well as many live appearances all over the Cincinnati area. When asked about their plans for the immediate future, frontman Shawny Scott answers: “I’m looking forward to getting out and playing some shows behind the album, and giving it the proper push that it deserves."

Lyrics

My Rotary Phone

Written By: Chaselounge (2005)

My Rotary Phone

Just like my grandma had some
down in her basement
they were black plastic ordinary
machines on doilies with those numbers
from one to zero all in a circle
best be careful when you go dialin'
don't get your finger stuck inside

that's right the other night when
I got your number you were waiting
on tables in the Sandusky area
I drove back to Cincinnati
opened a cold one then I rang up your secretary
She said you'd gone home for the day
Oh well so much for that

If you want me to call you, pick up my rotary phone
and dial up your number the silence is golden
Operation Ivy was blaring on the stereo

So sorry, must go now
It's past my bedtime and those
Graverobbers, sharecroppers
Can't seem to spare an extra dime

If This Is Over?

Written By: Chaselounge (2005)

If This Is Over?

Some place, where there's nobody home
Some place, where I can be alone
Some place, some place to go
Some place, well I want you to know
If this is over, then why can't I walk away
So if this is over, then I don't think I should stay
Some place not too long ago
Some place, we were falling in love
Some place, some place to go
Some place, well I want you to know
That I could hardly wait to get you flowers
For your 20th birthday
And I could bear your children, we could watch them
Grow and play in the neighborhood
Time marches over, and I can't speak, 'cause your
kitten has taken my tongue, my tongue, my tongue
So if this is over, then why can't I walk away?
So if this is over, then I don't think I should stay
So plant some, and your garden will grow
Answer, oh there's nobody home
Some place, some place to go
Some place........

Anybody Listening?

Written By: Chaselounge


NOT ENOUGH JUST TO SAY THAT I MISS YOU

CALLING UP FROM A SPECIAL AREA CODE

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE LISTENING

ON THE RECEIVING END OF THE PHONE?

JUST TO HEAR YOUR VOICE FOR A MOMENT

YOU SHOULD KNOW I MISS THAT EVERYDAY

AND ALTHOUGH WE ARE OCEANS APART NOW

MAYBE YOU MIGHT HEAR THIS DISTRESS SIGNAL

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE LISTENING?

IS THERE ANYBODY ALL ALONE?

YOU ONLY GET ONE LAST SHOT TO MAKE IT

(IN A WAR ON A FOREIGN SOIL)

IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?

TAKE ME HOME FAR AWAY FROM THE FIGHTING

LOAD MY BAGS, THEY'RE PACKED AND READY TO GO

HAD ENOUGH OF THE DESERT SAND AND ROADSIDE BOMBS AWAY

LET'S SEND OUR SOLDIERS HOME

JOHNNY WENT OFF TO WAR AT JUST NINETEEN YEARS OLD

JULIE HIS TEENAGE BRIDE OF SIX WEEKS WAS DUE

HE GOT CAUGHT UP IN AN ENEMY FIRE AND DIED BESIDE THE ROAD

HE NEVER KNEW HIS OWN DAUGHTER

Eyes Electric

Written By: Chaselounge


IT'S AN IMMEASURABLE ATTRACTION

A TEMPORARY SYSTEMATIC SHUTDOWN

A FORCE OF ENERGY REACTION BETWEEN US

WE ARE A CHEMICAL ASSIGNMENT

A PLANETARY REALIGNMENT

IN SOME STRANGE MAGNETIC FIELD

AND IT'S YOU I WANT IN THE NIGHT

WHEN YOUR HEART IS LOST CAN I CONNECT IT?

EYES ELECTRIC

PRECIOUS EYES ELECTRIC

LIKE THE HOLLOW SUN YOU BLACKED IT

YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT THEM NOW

SO WORK ME OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS

AND TAKE AN IMAGE WITH YOUR IRIS X-RAY

GET TO KNOW MY INSIDES

BURN WITH FEVER

KISS THEN LEAVE HER WANTING MORE

PARALYZED

Black Vultures

Written By: Chaselounge


SO WE STOPPED AND PUT ON THE BRAKES BEFORE THE FINISH LINE

AND WE SAW THEY WERE CIRCLING

BLACK VULTURES IN THE SKIES

LOOKING DOWN STRAIGHT

EYES AIMED TALONS VERY SHARP

AND YOU ASK ME IF I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES OR NOT

WE HAD GOOD TIMES

AND YOU CAN'T SAY WE DIDN'T TRY

CAUSE WHEN IT WAS RIGHT IT FELT LIKE MAGIC

A GLORIOUS TIME

GOOD WHILE IT LASTED

TRY AND REKINDLE THE FIRE BETWEEN US BURNING INSIDE

I'LL BE IGNITION AND YOU BE THE KEY

LET'S TAKE ONE LAST DRIVE

THE ROAD IS LONG SO YOU BEST HOLD ON

AND REMEMBER THE TIMES

IT FELT LIKE MAGIC

A GLORIOUS RIDE

GOOD WHILE IT LASTED

WE ALL NEED ONE GOOD SHOULDER TO REST OUR HEAD UPON

TRY AND REKINDLE THE FIRE BETWEEN US BURNING INSIDE

CAUSE WHEN IT WAS RIGHT IT FELT LIKE MAGIC

AND NO CLEVER DISGUISE COULD EVER MASK IT

A MOMENT IN TIME

A FEELING SO RIGHT

BUT WAS IT EVER ENOUGH?

EVER ENOUGH?

NO, NEVER ENOUGH

Discography

Hush of Sound (YeaYeaYeah Records - 2010)
"Is Anybody Listening" featured on Class X Radio 88.9 FM
(Cincinnati and surrounding region)
www.classxradio.com
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Black Plastic Ordinary (YeaYeaYeah Records - 2005)
*5th most added album to CMJ Radio on 11/8/05
*A CMJ Top 200 album!!!!
"If This is Over?" single has been played repeatedly on WEBN's (102.7 FM) Sunday night programming.
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Mayday, Roger the Radio (Self-Released - 2004)
*A CMJ Top 200 album!!!!

Set List

Chaselounge shows include a variety of selections from all 3 full length albums, as well as cover material from well known artists of rock and pop. Below is a sample list of material:

HUSH OF SOUND (2010)
Is Anybody Listening?
Eyes Electric
The Plastic Life
No Better Radio
Black Vultures
No No No
Hearts Collide
Getaway
Dawn Breaks
Nest Egg
Say
What's the Urgency?
Don't Think So
I Should Have Been a Contender


BLACK PLASTIC ORDINARY (2005)
If This is Over?*
My Rotary Phone
Uncontrol
Watery Eyes*
Jack & Janet*
The Postman & The Constable
Days Good Work*
Janie Runaway*
Hannah*
April

*Also appears on 2004 Release “Mayday, Roger the Radio"

MAYDAY, ROGER THE RADIO (2004)
Other Girl
Goose Down Lady
Spinning, Falling
My Summer
Paid Vacation

COVER MATERIAL
In My Life (The Beatles)
Happiness is a Warm Gun (The Beatles)
Getting Better (The Beatles)
Roxanne (The Police)
Radio Radio (Elvis Costello)
I'm Shakin (Rooney)
Lump (The Presidents