Chin Up Chin Up is a touring machine! After spending the last month and a half rocking a little place we like to call Europe, the band will hit the road once again touring this crazy nation with fellow Chicagoans The Ponys. Upon return from their US dates the band will take a well-deserved siesta from travel to work on new material with plans to release a new record sometime in late 2008.
The bands last release Â“This Harness CanÂ’t Ride AnythingÂ” is a joyful mix of shifting dynamics, stuttering riffs, and buoyant arrangements all held together by front man Jeremy BolenÂ’s scratched up discourse.
The video for the self-titled track, “This Harness Can’t Ride Anything” (directed by Eric David Johnson who directed M Ward’s “Chinese Translation” video with help from the animation team UniBros) has been viewed over 250k times on You Tube) CUCU video since its release back in February 2007 and has appeared numerous times on the MTV2 show Â“Subterranean.Â” Pitchforkmedia describes it as “soaked in color and Yellow Submarine animation. And like the title track, the video has some some cool little details: The frame shakes and bounces when the song gets to its sparkling chorus, and the venue the cartoon band play is inexplicably lined with candy and soda vending machines.
WED OCT 24 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium w/ The Thermals
FRI NOV 2 Kansas City MO, Record Bar w/ The Ponys
SAT NOV 3 Denver CO, Larimer Lounge w/ The Ponys
SUN NOV 4 Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge w/ The Ponys
TUE NOV 6 Seattle WA, The Crocodile w/ The Ponys
WED NOV 7 Vancouver BC, Richards on Richards w/ The Ponys
THU NOV 8 Portland OR, Dante’s w/ The Ponys
FRI NOV 9 San Francisco CA, 12 Galaxies w/ The Ponys
SAT NOV 10 Los Angeles CA, Echoplex w/ The Ponys
WED NOV 14 Austin TX, The Mohawk w/ The Ponys
THU Nov 15 Denton TX, Rubbergloved Rehearsal w/ The Ponys
FRI NOV 16 Memphis TN, Hi Tone w/ The Ponys