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Chaser Eight

New Haven, Connecticut, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Chaser Eight - 'Chaser Eight' (album stream) (Premiere)"

Following their recent TV debut on WTNH’s Connecticut Style Stage 8, the rock quintet Chaser Eight has continued to rise in their native Connecticut music scene. With their debut self-titled LP, the group is poised to continue growing both in artistic skill and public appreciation. The impressive pipes of frontwoman *AUDRA* make a distinct impression right out of the gate, but the four men who back her are no slouches. The interplay is tight as the band’s ambitions are large.

*AUDRA* tells PopMatters the following about the album: “This album, Chaser Eight, is the most honest work we’ve ever done. You want the truth about us? This is it; left out there for the listener in the most cathartic and dynamic way possible. It’s dark. It’s fun. It’s edgy. It’s energetic. Everyone can relate to something on this album.”

*AUDRA* caught the attention of Andrew Loog Oldham, famed producer of the Rolling Stones, at a performance one evening. Stream Chaser Eight below and you’ll see why. - PopMatters


"Chaser Eight"

We’re catching an eardrum pounding rock act at the perfect time – just before musical glory and huge stages – as the world is about to catch fire with this bands first ever studio LP. We’re talking about New Haven, Connecticut’s Chaser Eight, an alternative outfit led by lead singer *AUDRA* (alongside bandmates Pat Walsh, Billy Wang, Pete Giannini and Aaron Tagliamonte), who just packaged their raw, honest sound into a self-titled collection out this very week.

Chaser Eight 1601501_598752746863748_35089639_nBasing their style off of passionate rock legends like Joan Jett and Heart, Chaser Eight has gained a reputation for straight-forward, kick-ass tunes, and a stage show that gets in your face, and pumps your fist. We asked *AUDRA* to tell us all about the new record – she told us, “This is the most honest work we’ve ever released. You want the truth about Chaser Eight? This is truth. We’ve left it all out there for the listener in the most cathartic and dynamic way possible. It’s energetic and fun, but edgy and dark. There’s something for everyone on this album.” We pressed on, asking for more details on the band’s latest single, “3 Day Bender”. *AUDRA* continued, “It’s just a fun song about partying and having a good time; two things we love to do. With the chanting in the chorus, it’s more of our rock anthem on this album. Turn it on and have some fun!”

Click to http://chasereight.com to prepare yourself for the self-titled Chaser Eight introduction, and head to their album release party this Saturday, the 21st. The band will be gigging like maniacs in support of the new tunes, and don’t be surprised if a new music video surfaces in the near future. Get to it – keep reading for so much more in all the answers to the XXQs below. - PensEyeView


"Vid Pick: Chaser Eight - I Wanna Die"

A few weeks ago I wandered over to my favorite local venue, The Acoustic, for the sole purpose of discovering new music. Throughout the evening I saw some really good bands, but the one that blew me away was Chaser Eight. A true rock band with a dynamic lead singer, who first appeared on stage using a megaphone, all I could think as I watched them was – this band kicks serious ass.

Chaser Eight just released a video for their song "I Wanna Die," which is the first single off of their eponymous album (the cover of which has some seriously awesome sideboob. Hey, I'm a guy, I notice these things!). The video features lead singer *AUDRA* having... let's call it a wandering heart.

Check out "I Wanna Die," and if Chaser Eight are coming to a venue near you, make it a point to see them live. - Adam's World


"Chaser Eight"

Welcome to my first contributing blog post for Indie Habit. I would have to agree with Walt… this is a habit the I will NEVER break. Just a quick bit of background on me. My name is Los (that’s what my friends call me). I’ve been a staunch supporter of the independent music scene for a number of years now. I am increasingly jaded by what mainstream radio continues to give us as choices for the music that we listen to. I started up my own blog a couple of years back as a way to help share with all of you some of the best music around by some of the most passionate and talented artists there are: indie artists. My first post here is a prime example.

Allow me to introduce to you New Haven, CT rock quintet Chaser Eight.

chasereightnewChaser Eight is lead singer/guitarist *AUDRA*; Pat Walsh, guitar/vocals; Bill Wang, bass; Pete Giannini, drums and Aaron Tagliamonte, guitar/keys. I’ve written a lot about the band on my own blog and have worked hard at being the best #Crazy8 that I can be, which is why there’s always more to say about them and why I’m bringing them here for my first post. In today’s crowded mainstream market, there is a severe lack of original rock music. There hasn’t been much of a true rock genre, in my opinion, since grunge knocked out the hair metal acts of the 80’s and early 90’s. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of the grunge sound, but sometimes there’s just too much angst involved. I’ve got my own demons to deal with! Then there’s today’s “modern” rock sound. It’s a nice filler, but after a while, everyone seems like they’re jockeying to be the next “crossover” sensation, and before you know it, they all sound alike. With a different lead singer.

Enter Chaser Eight. On their new album Chaser Eight, the opening track Lead Me Down is a clear indication that they don’t take their craft lightly. Their bio states that they want you to feel what they feel, and this is a swift kick in the earholes of the most original rock n roll out there today. Powerfully expressive and soulful vocals, stadium ready guitar riffs and the hardest hitting percussion section there is make sure you feel every ounce of their collective souls.

I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing Chaser Eight live and in living color. Let me tell you, I’d be willing to drive nearly to the end of the world for this band. I’ve been to a lot of shows in my time, both mainstream and indie, and there are very few of artists, from either genre, that translate as well into a live show as the polished up production version. With Chaser Eight, there is no drop off. What you hear recorded is what you get live, and then some. It’s literally a rock n roll eargasm like you’ve never heard! - Indie Habit


"Favorite New England Alt Rock Band of 2015"

Selected at The Deli Magazine Favorite New England Alt Rock Band of 2015. - The Deli Magazine


Discography

Late Night Companions EP - 2012

Up and Up EP - 2013

At the 426 EP - 2013

Road (Indecision) [Single] - 2014

This One Summer... (Summer Singles) [Naked] - 2014

Chaser Eight - 2015

Chaser Eight: Naked - 2015

Step Into The Light [Single] - 2016

Lift Me Up [Single] - 2016

Lightning [Single] - 2016

Been Lost Dreaming (Naked) - 2017

Floating in Outer Space (Naked) - 2019

I am, I am, I am - 2019 (Unreleased)


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Chaser Eight died.

The original concept of the band Chaser Eight and its essence was pronounced DOA sometime in late 2016. The band’s founding members, singer *AUDRA* and guitarist Pat Walsh, made multiple attempts to resuscitate what it was and what it stood for, but then they realized: fuck it.
Who gives a shit about awards, accolades, and image if you don’t believe in the music you're playing? So, they retreated back to The 981, the practice room akin to Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit-hole, and wrote. And wrote. And wrote.  
What was reborn was a new band that didn’t give a shit about anything, but making an album, nay a song, nay a lyric that resonates with themselves and other people. Now you can climb under the bell jar with *AUDRA* or play with fire with Pat. You can patiently wait for your beautiful lover or escape a dead-end town all alone. The choose is yours.
With the addition of bassist Brennan DiLernia, backup singer Jess Wolfer, and drummer Todd Ellison the conception was complete. A new Chaser Eight has been birthed and it’s thriving.
So sure, Chaser Eight is an alternative rock band from New Haven, CT. But dark rock and heartbreak alternative just makes more sense now.
The name is the same, but everything else has changed. And this fall everyone will get a chance to hear it. The question is, will you be the same afterward, or will you walk away as something new?

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