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is clearly the underdog of Chicago. Always unpredictable, always entertaining,
but darn hard to pigeonhole. Imagine an indie prog band, an emo band that
can laugh at itself, or a band that might get compared to Trans Am or
the Champs (but has probably never heard either), or maybe the best bet
is to set that blender on "10" and dream about Steely Dan, Chicago (the
band) and U.S Maple. CHEER-ACCIDENT thrills in dissonance and odd chord
changes, yet are undeniably A POP BAND. Chicago has had its share of indie
giants, like Tortoise, Joan Of Arc, Shellac, The Sea And Cake, Seam, and
Don Cab to name a few. Cheer-Accident fits right in among the crevices.
But they sneak in the back door, taking things to another level, with
songwriting that will make you cry, musicianship that will make you tremble,
and the hooks and the looks needed to go down in musical history. CHEER-ACCIDENT
has an eccentric sense of humor that combines a lush pop style with bursts
of bizarre changes; at just about the point where you become convinced
that any given song could make it on commercial radio, they "blow it"
with some left-field turn straight off a cliff. Their latest album, and
first for SkiN GRAFT is "Salad Days", a celebration that music is being
made at all - A Hi-Fi invitation to the band«s explorations into the dark
world of lo fi consciousness (mixed by Steve Albini!!!). Tap in and fell
the most rewarding album of the year .
to read the recent feature on Cheer-Accident from The Chicago Reader.
to read the Chicago Reader's article on the passing of Phil Bonnet.