a2913769961_16Audio Antihero – September 9th

Hopelessly optimistic? Or just hopeless? Massachusetts native and NYC transplant Chuck treads a fine line between the two with his warped jangly pop concoctions. Your entry point to this winning compilation and his curious world begins with ‘Happy New Year’s Babe’. It appears joyous on the surface, until you discover its seedy underbelly as the ramshackle singer croaks: “Oh, what a gorgeous life / I live while you watch The Price is Right / And you dream of a paradise / I got ten of ‘em.” Ouch. If you love a strummed acoustic, a catchy hook and a clever turn of phrase these thirteen songs will impress, whether it’s the cocaine binge break up tune ‘Death’ or the anti-romantic, hushed ballad of ‘Let’s Make Out’.

Buy: Chuck – My Band Is A Computer