Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Cuckoo Chaos

Planting was never an option for Scott Wheeler. He's been nomadic for the past decade, hopping from town to town, experiencing different scenes that piqued his interest. But, sometimes a community just pulls you in, inspires you, and makes you want to call it home. Such was the case for Wheeler when he returned to San Diego in 2007 after stints in various places around the U.S. He immersed himself in a community of artists that embraced his artistic nature, his fluid lifestyle, and his desire to better himself as a musician. And, out of this community formed Cuckoo Chaos, a band that captures the sound of California coastlines, Liverpool alleyways, and Brooklyn bedroom echoes.

Wheeler's Cuckoo Chaos is rounded out by members of San Diego perennials The Powerchords and The Vision of a Dying World. It's clear that their fathers gave them The Byrds and The Beatles talk, but the sound of contemporaries Devendra Banhart and Luke Temple can be heard throughout each acoustic gem and jam. Acoustic guitar melodies float in the wind like the white sands of secret beaches. Wheeler's piano lines skip like smooth rocks across the surfaces of calm waters. Cuckoo Chaos' harmonies can cause the sun to rise and ignite dawn, while Wheeler's solo voice can gently put the sun to rest. The debut album from Cuckoo Chaos is the result of many late nights spinning old records and talks about journeys with no destination in mind. It is as much a collection of nostalgic beauty as it is a foray into the simple textures of eclectic songwriting.

San Diego’s Cuckoo Chaos’ debut EP We Are From Deerplants is now available digitally everywhere and physically through Lefse Records. They are currently prepping their debut full length to be released later this year. Don't be thrown off by this acoustic fuzz release, the upbeat full length is most definitely a full band at work. Recommended!

Cuckoo Chaos - Slowly Counting Down To Nothing
Cuckoo Chaos @ MySpace


SONG OF THE DAY: Frog Eyes - Flower In A Glove
(from Paul's Tomb: A Triumph, out April 27th on Dead Oceans)


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Blogger Ziggy said...

Old Canes!, White Flight!, Oh No!, Blockhead,
Do Make Say Think, Four Tet, Lymbyc Systym, etc.



Arctic Monkeys

5:48 PM  
Blogger raul_dook said...

thanks ziggy!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ziggy, you should spotlight the group The Go Find. Their album Stars in the Wall is awesome and they have a new album coming soon,

6:52 AM  

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