A question many indie rock fans have been asking themselves for quite some time is….. whatever happened to the band Chin Up Chin Up?
To be quite honest with you, until last night, it never crossed my mind. However, from what I can gather, the avant-pop quintet opted out of the indie scene bubble back in 2009 with an announcement on their Myspace page. Kids, look it up.
They played a final show in their hometown of Chicago without much fanfare. At the final show, the band included some tunes that would later appear on a release by the newly formed band Vacations, a side project by three members of Chin Up Chin Up. If you’d like to take a listen to ‘I Was Bikini/Ran Affraid’ by Vacations, our friends over at the youtubes have it right here.
During a career that spanned roughly eight years, Chin Up Chin Up released three albums, I’ll assume all of them were met with critical acclaim. All three albums are available for streaming over there.
Apparently, all of this recent Chin Up Chin Up buzz is associated with the bands inclusion on the recent mixtape Indie 2004. Once DJ Deep gets around to making a Indie 2006 mixtape, rest assured, more Chin Up tunes will appear.
Chin Up Chin Up was one of those bands from the mid-aughts that had you hooked the first time you heard them.
I miss Chin Up Chin Up.