Name: CHALAXY
Members: Taylor Cole (vocals), Alex Fun (bass/synth/vocals), Keenan Mack (drums), Andy Heath (guitar/synth/vocals), Jason Brooks (guitar)
From: Nashville
Genre: Psychedelic / Electronic Rock
Contact: webpage / bandcamp / facebook / twitter / instagram

MUSIC

PRESS PHOTO (credit: Chris Ranker/Warren Hayes)

PRESS PHOTO (credit: Cole Bearden)

BIOGRAPHY
CHALAXY is an Electronic/Alternative Rock band. Our heartfelt enthusiasm for life is portrayed in the music we write and expressed in the shows that we play.

The Nashville psych-pop 5-piece will be on tour this fall with MR NASTI, perfecting a batch of songs that will be released on this November’s forthcoming full-length, including lead single “Dizzy” which they released in May. The track features “drippy, blurry guitars and vocal effects” that No Country For New Nashville compared to Tame Impala and My Morning Jacket. CHALAXY are making waves around Nashville with their live spectacle, with No Country For New Nashville proclaiming their show to be “absolutely electrifying” with a stage full of fog and lights, and the frequent inclusion of balloons, glitter, and/or confetti.

Do615 included CHALAXY as a must-see act on this summer’s Bucket List, twice, and they’ve been near the top of local festival bills Tour de Fun and Boro Fondo. This summer’s July issue of Native Magazine gushed: “Psych rockers CHALAXY put on a live spectacle that — though not quite as grandiose as The [Flaming] Lips — evokes the spirit of Coyne and company at their peak. There’s a light show, gold spandex pants, and enough confetti to make you dust off your old copy of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.”

PRESS

Do you like (or did you like) The Flaming Lips, but now you’ve got some moral hang-ups about it because Wayne Coyne has become creepy, culturally insensitive, and matbe just a little bit washed-up? Well, fear no more, my presumably glitter-faced friend. Psych rockers CHALAXY put on a live spectacle that — though not quite as grandiose as The Lips — evokes the spirit of Coyne and company at their peak. There’s a light show, gold spandex pants, and enough confetti to make you dust off your old copy of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. But even though they share some common ground with The lips, don’t get the impress that CHALAXY is a straight rip-off. Frontman Taylor Cole’s down-played low-register vocals bring to mind Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain, and guitarissts Andy Heath and Jason Brooks’ phased-out strumming adds the perfect sprinkling of shoegaze. – Joe Clemons, Native Magazine

Drippy, blurry guitars and vocals effects that will immediately enamor fans of Tame Impala or My Morning Jacket. [‘Dizzy’] represents a turning point for the band, and a direction that we are excited to watch them explore. However, the real magic comes from their live set which we described as ‘absolutely electrifying’ when we first caught them…CHALAXY tells us that they have completely revamped their live set from the new songs to the stage production, and this is one revamping that we are excited to check out. – No Country For New Nashville

It’s hard to describe a band with such an elusive sound like Chalaxy, because nearly every song fringes upon a new genre. Opening with a rhythmic, pulsing bongo line, Chalaxy launched into an instrumental tribal number, incorporating all sorts of synthesizers and audio samples. Chalaxy stayed true to the theme of Future Night and busted out all sorts of electronics, including the nicest theremin I’ve ever seen…Chalaxy’s multifaceted approach is definitely one of a kind. – Michael Perry, The Deli

TOUR DATES
10/8/15: St. Louis – Foam
10/9/15: Columbia, MO – Cafe Berlin
10/10/15: Springfield, MO – Front of House Lounge
10/12/15: Ames, IA – DG’s Taphouse
10/13/15: Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
10/14/15: Cedar Falls, IA – The Octopus
10/15/15: Rock Island, IL – Rozz Tox
10/16/15: Fairfield, IA – The Arbor
10/17/15: Chicago – Louder House

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