Smoosh (Chaos Chaos)

Smoosh (Chaos Chaos)

 New York City, New York, USA

Chaos Chaos is a Brooklyn based sister duo; Asy and Chloe formerly of Smoosh. Chaos Chaos will be releasing their EP titled 'S' October 16th 2012, single 'My Hands' September 15th along with a music video September 24th. 'This was the most fun and diverse record we've ever written'- Asy. 'We can't wait to play it live because we'll be using: djembe, trash drums, little kid instruments and vocal processors!'- Chloe
Even though the sisters are only 18 and 20 they've already released 3 LP's. On th


Chaos Chaos is Asy and Chloe (formerly of Smoosh). We feel that it’s time for a change. Right now we are finishing up an EP’s worth of songs that will be released October 16th. We won’t be touring or playing any more shows as Smoosh, but have kept the Smoosh website and Facebook so that we can still communicate with you all about our past music. We’re so excited to begin this new project. We are calling it a ‘project’ because it is an experiment —we are trying to embody this idea of going all out with everything, including our everyday lives. We’re changing ourselves —like the giant amoeba that is a ‘chaos chaos’. Haha. There’s been an amoeba at the core of our music, where the form is always changing, moving in different directions. We can’t wait to continue doing this project. The process has already been so much fun and quite an adventure.

Imagine a giant amoeba. If you can’t do that just imagine a giant blob. That’s what music is right now. Something that is always there and always changing –and it can be turned into anything.

Chloe: Percussion makes you feel a song rather than just hear it. Percussion drives. It can drive someone to kill, to dance, to make love, to take risks, or to free themselves.
Percussion for the people! On a typical New York day you’ll hear music and percussion over 50 times. You can’t get away from it, actually. Or maybe that’s just New York. A day without music would be dull and depressing. With all this different music surrounding YOU, what you take from it is unique and individual. Music is personal, but also shared –it’s this huge never-ending cycle.

Asy: I kind of feel like I am 65 right now, though I also feel 12. I’ve been working on my songwriting for 14 years now, but I approach songwriting like a kid looking for an adventure. Because of this combination my songwriting is a collision of patience and impulse.

This is a really interesting time for me. Recently, I became restless. Had an early midlife crisis… I absolutely needed to experience more and take more risks (in songwriting and in other parts of my life). I decided to become my own student of music, listening to many different genres and styles and taking bits of things as I went, eventually blending them into a giant smoothie that I poured into my songs. I let myself be honest, which was hard because that meant entering an uncomfortable place, where a light was shined on everything (even unspeakable things).

Right now I like to write music the way I live life—like a risk junkie. I’ve somehow convinced myself to keep getting uncomfortable. I think this should be the year of discomfort—for everybody—because when you challenge yourself to do something that’s risky or a little uncomfortable you won’t ever regret it. Well. Maybe sometimes you would. BUT, that risk will push you to a new place in your life—a place that’s meaningful and chaotic in a good way. For me this place is the amoeba place, —the always changing, always full of possibilities place.
-Asy and Chloe


Chaos Chaos EP 2012

(as Smoosh)
Withershins, 2010
Free to Stay, Barsuk Records, 2006
She Like Electric, Pattern25 Records, 2004

Set List

set list varies from 30 minutes to 1 hour