"anyone with a taste for School of Seven Bells or Memoryhouse can appreciate (Chelan)" - SPIN

VULTURES via SoundCloud

"'Beams' is a song we can see as the backdrop of an insane “house party” (apartment party) in the early hours of a Sunday morning in Bushwick just before you’re ready to stumble home" - IMPOSE

Joshua Tree’s synthpop coterie Chelan release their fourth full-length today VulturesIts been a busy couple of years for Chelan (sh-lan). The american synth/indie pop band (based out of Joshua Tree CA) immediately started the planning process for their newest album Vultures after the early 2015 release of their 4th full length album Equal Under Pressure. Chelan, who formed in California in 2007, is historically the duo of classical music teacher Jennifer Grady and film/tv music composer Justin Hosford. After a series of live performances and writing sessions, the group spent a year meeting for long periods of time at Hosford's studio in Joshua Tree and producer Matt Drenik's studio in Portland, Oregon. In addition to bringing on Drenik to co-produce the album with Hosford, they linked up with Doug Boehm (Guided by VoicesGirls) to mix a handful of tracks.

Vultures is Chelan's most ambitious studio effort to date but they were also careful to ensure they can replicate the album during live performances. When asked about the writing process for Vultures Hosford says "Its been a fun challenge morphing from the mostly electronic, subdued indie aesthetic of our last couple albums to the wall of sound, big production synth pop thing we went for on this record."

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