Rockville-based rock quartet Chute play DC9 on Thursday, Jan. 16, in a show to celebrate the release of the band’s new EP, Perfect Designs.
Chute fuses together elements of classic rock, grunge, punk rock, and heavy metal to achieve their exciting sound. The band released a critically acclaimed debut album Crooked Doses of Happiness in 2011.
Since then, despite some shuffling of the lineup, Chute has kept up its profile by playing all over the East Coast, including appearances at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival along side such renowned acts as Cheap Trick and Everclear, performing regularly at Union Jacks, most recently sharing the stage with the ’90s rockstars Lit, and rocking out at other various venues throughout the DMV.
Chute released Perfect Designs last fall. “It’s taken us a while to get the new material together. We had a few false starts, but we are really excited for the fans to hear the new tunes. The wait is definitely worth it!” said vocalist Ben Bargman.
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Said drummer Alex Vakhlis, “We’ve grown as musicians and people since the first record, and I think the music reflects that. The new songs are a natural progression. There’s a real balance between stuff that’s a little darker to tunes that have some great melodies and really groove. I can’t wait for the fans to hear these songs!”
In addition to Ben and Alex, Chute includes Andrei Mamonau (guitar) and Joshua Prestridge (bass).