Listen to “Nayhoo (feat. Masego & Lophiile)” here: https://youtu.be/nPXPURGP-6k
“CHON’s technicality is used to make music that’s inviting to any type of listener who wants to just listen to a group of awesome musicians.”
“CHON has been building momentum the last few years, showcasing their dazzling, mathy, emotional, mostly instrumental tunes”
– Red Bull Music
“CHON paints vividly beautiful and elaborate settings with the power of instrumentation”
CHON has officially released their second full-length album Homey today via Sumerian Records! Underneath a canopy of electronic-tinged soundscapes and tapestries of lush guitar mastery, you can practically feel the Southern California coast come to life on Homey. The album is now available via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play & Spotify online. CHON is currently on tour headlining 24 cities in North America with support from Tera Melos, Covet, and Little Tybee. For more information, please visit: http://www.chonofficial.com/.
With excitement towards the release of Homey, CHON explains, “We’re super proud to show everyone our new album “Homey”. This time we tried a lot of new things out that we’ve always wanted to do, one of which being the chance to collab with a bunch of our favorite artists of all time, so this is a really special album to us. The loose concept behind the name “Homey” comes from the music being inspired by where we live in Southern California. A lot of magical moments went into the creation of this thing, and we hope you feel ‘em”
Following the success of 2015’s Grow and worldwide touring with everyone from Periphery and Animals As Leaders to Circa Survive, the instrumental trio—brothers Mario [guitar] and Nathan Camarena [drums] and Erick Hansel [guitar]—returned home to San Diego in the summer of 2016 to begin work on what would become their next musical offering. For the very first time, they rented a rehearsal space a stone’s throw from the ocean, and the beachside locale’s influence courses through 12 virtuosic and vibrant new musical movements.
Those vibes transformed CHON into a vital force since their emergence in 2008. Grow marked their first entry on the Billboard Top 200, landing prominently in the Top 150. They impressively average 144K Spotify streams monthly with over 10 tracks cracking the 1-million mark and fan favorites such as “Story,” “Bubble Dream,” and “Can’t Wait” surpassing 2 million—a remarkable feat for a chiefly instrumental act. Homey sees them expand once more, incorporating a slew of future bass influences with collaborators such as Go Yama on “Berry Streets” and Lophiile on “Nayhoo”, which also features a vocal cameo from Masego.
HOMEY Track Listing
01. Sleepy Tea
03. CHONxGoYama: Berry Streets
04. No Signal
06. CHONxLophile: Nayhoo (feat. Masego)
07. Here and There
08. The Space
09. CHONxGiraffage: Feel This Way
11. CHONxROM: Glitch
12. Wave Bounce
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