Say what you will about Apple, but their iPod licensing department has good taste in music. The latest addition to the brand’s Rolodex (file after Caesars) is Brooklyn four-piece CHAPPO, whose song “Come Home” appeared in a recent iPod touch commercial. It’s not hard to hear why: Alex Chappo’s “Suh-thern” twang kicks dust on the band’s swooping background synths, and it’s like all of a sudden you’re listening in Technicolor.
In addition to “Home”, CHAPPO have recently released another track, “Hell No”, off their forthcoming debut LP, Moonwater. It’s crunchier than their television debut, opening with staccato percussion and Chappo challenging, “You are a foxy siren/You are a fatal blow/You’re in my head again/Back again? Hell no!” Falsetto harmonies spike the chorus, sweeting the kiss-offs just enough to keep you coming back for listen after listen. Check it out below.
If you like what you hear, Moonwater arrives May 15th via Majordomo Records. In addition, CHAPPO hit the road this summer with of Montreal, stopping at Bonnaroo and Summerfest along the way. Find the full schedule below.
01. What Are You Kids On?
03. Hell No
04. Come Home
07. Native Savage
10. Shots Fired
11. M.O.O.N. Water
CHAPPO 2012 Tour Dates:
05/15 New York, NY @ Dominion NY
05/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
05/23 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
05/26 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge
05/27 Boston, MA @ T. T. the Bear’s
05/30 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
05/31 Washington, DC @ DC-9
06/02 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
06/04 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
06/06 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf Den
06/08 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
06/12 Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theater*
06/13 Richmond, VA @ The National*
06/14 Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theater*
06/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar*
06/18 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom*
06/19 Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre*
06/20 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom*
06/25 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
06/26 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
06/28 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
* = w/ of Montreal