The Chain Gang of 1974 has set a June 21st release of their new album, Wayward Fire.
The Chain Gang of 1974's genre-jumping singer/multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager moved from Denver to Los Angeles, severed the ties of the two-year relationship that fueled Wayward Fire, and raised the curtain on what's next, proving that this particular film has just begun.
On Wayward Fire, the laser-guided synth lines of "Undercover" and the rather epic "Hold On"-crowd pleasers that hint at everything from LCD Soundsystem to Talking Heads-make perfect sense alongside such shifting soundscapes as the shimmering keys of "Don't Walk Away," the hands-in-the-air hooks of "Taste of Heaven," and the choruses that cut through the rain clouds in "Matter of Time." Of course, it doesn't hurt that Mohager balances his minor-key melodies with bold, bloodletting lyrics.
In the lead up to this release, The Chain Gang of 1974 will play select dates on the west coast with Jamaica. Dates are below.
The Chain Gang of 1974 Tour Dates
Sat. April 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Tue. April 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Jamaica
Thu. April 28 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Jamaica
Fri. April 29 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Jamaica
Sat. April 30 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Jamaica
Sat. June 11 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre w/ Candy Claws, Bad Weather California, Fellow Citizens