Chumped “Name That Thing” on NPR, Debut LP “Teenage Retirement” Out 11.18.14, Fall Tour Dates Start Next Week

October 23, 2014
Rebecca Reed

Rebecca Reed

NPR Music Shares New Chumped Track “Name That Thing”

Debut LP Teenage Retirement
Out 11/18/14 via Anchorless Records

Pre-Order Now Available, Fall Tour Starts Next Week

It seems like Brooklyn’s Chumped are anything but that.  This fall they won hearts and fans with the release of their latest EP That’s The Thing Is Like…, which showcases their signature crunchy, melodic bummer-punk.  The band is set to release their debut LP Teenage Retirement on November 18th via Anchorless Records and today NPR Music premiered “Name That Thing” a new track from the upcoming album. Calling it “a catchy-as-hell pop-punk song with a wistful quality befitting a desire to cling desperately to youth. A dynamic vocalist here, guitarist Anika Pyle speeds through the chorus with an audible sigh,” it’s obvious big things lie ahead for the band.

Listen to “Name That Thing”
Chumped formed in Brooklyn in 2012 and quickly began making a name for themselves in the Brooklyn DIY scene, combining 90s indie with pop punk to create songs that are energetic, reflective and just a bit gritty and sloppy in all the most endearing ways.  Their self-titled 2013 debut EP caught the attention of places such as Noisey, AV Club, Alternative Press and BrooklynVegan who were early to champion the young band and helped contribute to an ever-growing momentum and a busy 2014.  Chumped has announced new tour fall tour dates today, and will also appear at Fest 13 (all tour dates below).  Pre-order for Teenage Retirement is now available online via Anchorless Records.

Track Listing:
01) December Is The Longest Month
02) Hot 97 Summer Jam
03) Coffee
04) Novella Ella Ella Eh
05) Anywhere But Here
06) Name That Thing
07) Songs About Boats
08) Long Division
09) Something About Geography
10) Penny
11) The Pains Of Being?
12) Old And Tired

Tour Dates:
10/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
10/27 – Durham, NC @Dukes Coffee House
10/28 – Orlando, FL @The Peacock Room
10/30 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982
11/01 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/02 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/03 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub^
11/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox^
11/05 – Washington, DC @ DC9^
11/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary^
11/07 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge^
11/08 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^
11/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/10 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Township
11/13 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
11/14 – Denver, CO @ Hamsterdam
11/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
11/16 – Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
11/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/18 – Bloomington, IN @ Ducks in a Stack
11/19 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
11/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
11/21 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry (Say-10 Records Anniversary Show)

^ = w/ PUP, Beach Slang

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