Chappo - Photo by Denny Renshaw

Chappo – Photo by Denny Renshaw


CHAPPO is a Brooklyn quartet who seem to have absorbed the major indie pop moves of the last decade—a little Animal Collective trippiness, a little Strokes worn-leather droll, MGMT shimmy, Arcade Fire sweep, synthy hints—and smelted into all something that could rise out a mid-size club and into the radio of a beat-up Camaro, windows down in the midwest somewhere.

“I’m Not Ready,” with its super catchy chorus and prominent vibraslap, is maybe the best example of the band’s clever, surging art-pop, but things spread out from their on the sophomore album, Future Former Self, out May 12 on Votiv Music. But you can check the album stream premiere below to get your take on it all.

The band also claims devotion to synapse-snapping heroes like Buckminster Fuller and Carl Sagan, and some vague space-travel imagery floats around. But leave your slide ruler at home and jump in that Camaro with this album on that upcoming summer road trip. CHAPPO will be taking one themselves, so check their tour dates below.

Tour Dates for CHAPPO:
05/09 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY (album release show)
06/01 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
06/02 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
06/03 – Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
06/04 – Purgatory – Atlanta, GA
06/06 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
06/07 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
06/09 – Demo – St Louis, MO
06/10 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
06/12 – 1st Ward/Chop Shop – Chicago, IL
06/13 – Rumba – Columbus, OH
06/14 – Hifi – Indianapolis, IN
06/15 – Woodward – Cincinnati, OH
06/16 – Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
06/18 – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
07/14 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
07/16 – Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
07/17 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
07/18 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
07/21 – 502 Bar – San Antonio, TX
07/22 – Bronze Peacock – Houston, TX
07/23 – Stubbs Jr. – Austin, TX
07/24 – Dada – Dallas, TX
07/25 – Center of the Universe Festival – Tulsa, OK
07/27 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
07/28 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
07/29 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
07/31 – Media Club – Vancouver, BC
08/01 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
08/02 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA