Chappo consists of Baton Rouge, La.-born Alex Chappo and Seattle, Washington-born Chris Olson, who share vocals while playing rustic guitar and space-sounding synth beats. Chappo released their debut album ‘Media Machine’ in 2008, sans Chris Olson. They describes their music as a “cross pollination of indie pop and space rock. It’s The Rolling Stones in space and like The Flaming Lips without gravity. They’ve got space shoes, phantasmagorical adventures, confetti six-shooters and diamond powder-filled hourglasses.”
The bands most recent EP, ‘Plastique Universe,” was released in April 2010. Other accolades to the band include playing at South by SouthWest, having their music featured in a new Ipod touch commercial, and designer Rawan Rihani using their song ‘Come Home’ for her ‘Nightswimming’ collection show at Glasslands Gallery for the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend. This band has played across the United States, and will be playing at the Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn tonight!
By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC