The Chain Gang of 1974, the synth-pop project of Kamtin Mohager, has announced new album, ‘Felt’, to be released June 23, 2017, through Caroline Records.
The Chain Gang Of 1974 is the artistic alias of Kamtin “Kam” Mohager, who joined 3OH!3 as their touring bassist in 2008 until 2010. ‘Felt’ will be Mohager’s third full-length album as The Chain Gang of 1974. The record is preceded by ‘Wayward Fire’ and ‘Daydream Forever’, both critically noted for the distinct, synth-heavy, surrealism which wooed music lovers the world over.
You can stream the first single from ‘Felt’, titled ‘Wallflowers’, below:
Mohager worked with Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous to produce ‘Felt’. The pair met while on tour together in 2012 but connected on a more genuine level in 2015, bonding over a shared sense of artistic uncertainty. Mohager credits Powers with much of the confidence required of the exceptionally honest songwriting found on this new record. He says, “These songs represent me as a human being. They’re as honest than anything I have ever done in the past”. Brave sincerity blends well with Chain Gang’s multi-textured, vibrant melodies, creating an experience both emotionally provocative and physically irresistible. Tastefully swaying progressions provide a powerful backdrop for penetrative lyricism, letting listeners relate just as much as they enjoy.
In addition to delving more deeply into emotional tumult than any previous releases, ‘Felt’ exhibits a greater attention to polished production. Mohager says, “I knew that in order for Chain Gang of 1974 to continue, I had to begin exploring new sounds, and to push my boundaries even further”. Fans new and old will find it easy to indulge in an album that’s equal parts pop appeal and strikingly honest, human experience.
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