Chess Club is a collective that spans several musical genres and diverse lyrical themes ...
The four members of Chess Club produce music that is both aesthetically pleasing as well as intellectually stimulating. The music is carefully planned from lyrical to musical content but never sounds un-spontaneous. Intelligent lyrics and careful musical arrangements are the norm even in the more discordant passages that undeniably make up a fully-realized Chess Club song. Each song contains it’s own sometimes obvious and sometimes subtle hook that pulls the listener in and demands their undivided attention. The songs, whether played live or recorded, always leave the listener satisfied but forever wanting more.
Chess Club likes to think of each member as an element. Each element has spent considerable time honing his expertise on the respective instruments that make up the band's musical canvas. This is readily apparent in the music as well as the ease and comfort with which they perform live. They are always aware that a truly good band is more than the sum of its parts. There is a relationship that is formed within this musical collective which allows the elements to simply "know" where the music is going.
Chess Club is a collective that spans several musical genres and diverse lyrical themes; but in the end what they create is simply music.
released June 1, 2006
Guitar, Vocals: Jason B.
Synth, Organ, Piano, Vocals: Doug
Bass: Jason H.
Additional Vocals on Boy on a Bicycle: Susan Marshall, Free Sol
Accordion on Drowning Stick: Rick Steff
Additional Vocals on 300 hp Lie Detector: Planet Swan
Additional Vocals on Leche Marron: Susan Marshall
Produced, Engineered, & Mixed by Jeff Powell
Recorded at Young Avenue Sound - Memphis, TN