“[CHAPPO’s] music is fearless, innovative and downright fun, infusing classic indie pop with complete chaos, achieving their goal of making the Chappo experience one meant to be out of this world.” – The Deli
Chappo (Majordomo Records/Shout! Factory) return to Cincinnati on Sunday. The psychedelic pop quartet, known to play in sequins and fire off confetti guns, play 20th Century Theatre with Monogold (Brooklyn, NY) and locals We Are Snapdragon.
The first time I saw Chappo was at a basement show in Clifton in winter 2009. The last time I saw them, they were touring with Of Montreal. The time before that, they were playing on a stage made up to look like a giant Doritos vending machine at SXSW. Needless to say, the band has had a long, weird ride.
Chappo recorded their self-released EP Plastique Universe in their living room. The single “Come Home” wound up on commercials for both iPod Touch and Progressive. After the release of their second EP, Plastic Universe II, the band signed to Shout! Factory’s label Majordomo Records, home to The Airborne Toxic Event, The Von Bondies, and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Their debut full-length, Moonwater, was mixed by Hector Castillo (Beck, Bjork) and Steve Wall.
Chappo is playing 20th Century Theatre – sequins, confetti guns, and all – on December 9th in support of Moonwater. Catch Chappo’s live Daytrotter session on Friday at 12pm.