CHON Announces New Album, "Homey" Out June 16th, 2017
CHON is set to release their second full-length album Homey on June 16th via Sumerian Records. Surrounding the release of the album, CHON will be kicking off a headlining North American tour through 24 cities, with support from Tera Melos, Covet, and Little Tybee. For more information on their upcoming full-length album and tour, please visit: http://www.chonofficial.com.
Following the success of 2015's Grow and worldwide touring with everyone from Periphery and Animals As Leaders to Circa Survive, the instrumental trio-brothers Mario [guitar] and Nathan Camarena [drums] and Erick Hansel [guitar]-returned home to San Diego in the summer of 2016 to begin work on what would become their next musical offering. For the very first time, they rented a rehearsal space a stone's throw from the ocean, and the beachside locale's influence courses through 12 virtuosic and vibrant new musical movements.
Those vibes transformed CHON into a vital force since their emergence in 2008. Grow marked their first entry on the Billboard Top 200, landing prominently in the Top 150. They impressively average 144K Spotify streams monthly with over 10 tracks cracking the 1-million mark and fan favorites such as "Story," "Bubble Dream," and "Can't Wait" surpassing 2 million-a remarkable feat for a chiefly instrumental act. Homey sees them expand once more, incorporating a slew of future bass influences with collaborators such as Go Yama on "Berry Streets" and Lophile on "Nayhoo", which also features a vocal cameo from Masego.
With excitement towards the upcoming release, CHON explains, "We're super proud to show everyone our new album "Homey". This time we tried a lot of new things out that we've always wanted to do, one of which being the chance to collab with a bunch of our favorite artists of all time, so this is a really special album to us. The loose concept behind the name "Homey" comes from the music being inspired by where we live in Southern California. A lot of magical moments went into the creation of this thing, and we hope you feel 'em"
01. Sleepy Tea
03. CHONxGoYama: Berry Streets
04. No Signal
06. CHONxLophile: Nayhoo (feat. Masego)
07. Here and There
08. The Space
09. CHONxGiraffage: Feel This Way
11. CHONxROM: Glitch
12. Wave Bounce
Jun 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Jun 3 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Jun 5 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jun 6 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Jun 8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Jun 9 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jun 10 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Jun 11 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Jun 13 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Jun 14 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Jun 15 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Jun 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Jun 17 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jun 18 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Jun 20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
Jun 21 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jun 22 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Jun 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Jun 24 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
Jun 25 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Jun 27 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Jun 28 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Jun 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Jul 1 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues