Lost Genius II – Chavez

Unlike The Boo Radleys, Chavez never really grazed the popular conscious, despite having some indie credibility through being signed to Matador records. The late 1990s saw them release two albums in two years – ‘Gone Glimmering’ and ‘Ride the Fader’, the latter coming in 1996. Of the members, only Matt Sweeney has really gone on to do anything of note in the music since Chavez last recorded (though little of his work since then has been of a similar style to Chavez). Rumours abound of a third Chavez album, which could be an excellent thing, we shall see.

Anyhow, if you aren’t familiar with them, I’d recommend trying ‘Gone Glimmering’, which is a really consistent album with some lovely songs on it. Check out the video for ‘Break up Your Band’, which is also pretty funny.

Categories: Music, Uncategorized

3 replies »

  1. Ah, i’m not even sure i own a Chavez album, which is a bit sad! i’ve mixed emotions about Matt Sweeney, he was lots of fun at ATP, but did play on the worst Bonnie Prince Billy album in recent history. I always kind of blamed him for that one!

    Must check them out though…

  2. I don’t like Superwolf either, and never have. It never made much sense to me as an album, and I haven’t listened to it for a long time. Saw them in Kentish Town too, and didn’t really enjoy the gig, though others rave about both album and gig. I suppose it depends on how you arrived at Oldham really.

    Either way, this sounds nothing like that (nor indeed Sweeney’s misadventure in the brutal Billy Corgan egofest that was Zwan).

  3. God, he was in Zwan also? The war crimes are mounting up! They were super rubbish.

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