CHON is excited to share their new single ‘Petal’, which is available to steam, here: https://spoti.fi/2vHjjoh.
‘Petal’ is the second single to release off of CHON’s third, and self-titled record, out on 07 June via Sumerian Records. Fans can watch the music video for the first single ‘Peace’ here: http://bit.ly/2UtRXzW.
For more information and to pre-order the album, please visit: www.thisischon.com.
On their self-titled third album, CHON find themselves at the confluence of a great push and pull.
Since forming in 2008 in San Diego, guitarists Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel, along with drummer Nathan Camarena and bassist Esiah Camarena have become one of the most buzzed-about acts in the new era of progressive rock, on the back of more than 40 million Spotify streams and tours with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Animals As Leaders and Circa Survive.
Their debut full-length, 2015’s “Grow”, established their mathy, forward-thinking take on the genre, while 2017’s “Homey” furthered that sound while incorporating brand-new influences like effect-pedal-heavy elements of electronic music and trip-hop and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Now, with “CHON”, the band once again has kicked down their musical guardrails — but in a way that balances their more eccentric impulses with a steadying dose of clarity and restraint.
It’s true that “CHON” streamlines some of the band’s grandiose, free-flowing musicality in favour of more traditional sonic structures. But, most importantly, simplifying their sound doesn’t mean resorting to being boring. If anything, “CHON” is brimming with some of the most forward-thinking, intricate musings the band has ever attempted, from the deep progressive propulsion of first single ‘Peace’ to ‘Spike’, which spins the band’s youthful tech and metal influences together into a flashy riff-athon.
All at once, “CHON” respects the band’s current listeners while inviting a broader swath of new ones in — the rare progressive rock album adroit enough to straddle that line.
At Coachella last month, CHON brought out special guests Kenny G, Cuco and Masego during their performance. Coming up, the band will hit Shaky Knees and Electric Forest, along with a full U.S. tour to celebrate the release of “CHON” with support from DOMi & JD Beck. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.
“CHON” is set to release on 07 June via Sumerian Records. For more information, please visit: www.thisischon.com
What the Press Is Saying About CHON
“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.” – Noisey
“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.” – EARMILK
CHON will be back in the UK this September to showcase their new material. Tour dates and venues are as follows:
22.09 Manchester, Gorilla
23.09 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
24.09 Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
25.09 Birmingham, The Asylum
26.09 Bristol, The Fleece
27.09 London, Islington Assembly Hall
28.09 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
29.09 Brighton, The Haunt