The Daily Krapht – The Chairman Dances – “Dance To The Neighbor’s Stereo”
The Chairman Dances’ released a music video for their most recent and 4th LP, The Death of Samuel Miller. The Philadelphia art rock band is back at it with an interesting composition and tale to tell. The LP its self is a concept album that follows the life of Samuel Miller from 1952 to 1990. TCD take his memories and decisive moments of his life and allows the listener to have a phonic glimpse into his life. The single, “Dance to the Neighbor’s Stereo,” is simple, clean and catchy. The music video takes places in a small, quaint living, while next door the band jams out. As you would expect from a sentimental living room rumba, there are plenty lot of “sock shots”, papier-mâché cutaways, and twirled plaid dresses.
The Chairman Dances’ mimic the stereo, dressing up in an array of different ensembles from the 90’s as they serenade the waltzing couple. We don’t know if they are paying homage to artist like Michael Stipe, and Rivers Cuomo but it’s obvious that they have had some influence on the group’s attire. The video it’s self is light hearted and is practical for the homely vibe that swells from their sound. If you find your self-digging concept albums, then be sure to check out the rest of their work. It can either be an easy fun listen, or a short novella that deserves some thought. As art rock (or some call it ‘smart rock’) goes, they tell stories and harness ambient sounds such as Shearwater, Leatherbag, The Weakerthans (which is more pop-punk, incase you’re super picky) and The Department of Eagles. The Death of Samuel Miller will be a fine addition to your summer collection if you’re looking to change up the tone and experience.
Artist Name: The Chairman Dances
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Genre: Art Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Band Members: Andrew Ciampa, Mike Giuliana, Ben Rosen, Eric Krewson