Chime School - Chime School
Chime School is the project of San Francisco musician Andy Pastalaniec. Endlessly charmed by '80s indie and its '60s forebearers (and any record with a 12-string guitar), Andy cut his teeth as a drummer with Sumberland Records labelmate Odd Hope in their early group Pink Films; later with shoegazers Cruel Summer, and currently with indiepop outfit Seablite. But it wasn't until he was gifted a cassette four-track portastudio "almost as a dare," that he came out from behind the kit to write and record his own material.
Aptly named for its autodidact roots, Chime School pays homage to the formative jangle of The Byrds by way of early Primal Scream and The Springfields; the production and pop sensibility of the Biff Bang Pow and The Razorcuts; and the spirit of great singles labels like Creation, Postcard and Sarah. With more than just a nostalgic nod to wistful era, it would be all too easy to label Chime School as a C86 jangle-facsimile, but it's Pastalaniec's talent for writing perfectly-biting nonchalant-pop gems that makes the record sound fresh and relevant in spite of its stylishly bygone infatuations.
Wait Your Turn
Taking Time To Tell You
Anywhere But Here
Get A Bike
Gone Too Fast
Calling In Sick
- US import
- Limited first-pressing of LP on blue vinyl available exclusively from independent stores
- LP housed in reverse-board jacket and contains download coupon
- CD housed in gatefold card jacket with 3mm spine
also available on Slumberland Records:
The Aislers Set - Terrible Things Happen LP | CD
The Aislers Set - The Last Match LP | CD
Hood - Cabled Linear Traction CD
Peel Dream Magazine - Modern Meta Physic LP | CD
The Umbrellas - The Umbrellas LP | CD
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