Spending the pandemic honing their craft, the broadly-influenced power trio Chewy is coming out swinging. Known for their unpredictable live sets often featuring mostly unreleased songs, their feral yet meticulously constructed rock leaves them with a reputation of being an act where you never get the same thing twice.
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Connor La Rocca, bassist/vocalist Asher "Glom" Wolf, and drummer Sean Emery, the Philadelphia trio formed in 2020 following the amicable breakup of Connor's previous band. In contrast to the more singer-songwriter and dream-pop influenced acts in Philadelphia, Chewy makes angular, chaotic progressive punk that paradoxically has more hooks than a tacklebox. The band sports a vocabulary influenced by the saccharine art-pop of Deerhoof juxtaposed against adrenaline-soaked prog and fusion acts like Mahavishnu Orchestra.
2023's Web Jam is a manic stop-start ripper putting Chewy's trademark "tight-yet-loose" style on full display. This song is the first of many from recording sessions in 2022, where Chewy was able to record live in the same room, at the same time. More tracks featuring Chewy's frenetic live sound now tuned for home consumption coming sooner than you think.
HUGE SHOUTOUT TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR SUMMER 2022 TOUR! MUCH LOVE AND SEE YOU ALL SOON!