Chain & the Gang are singers Ian Svenonius, Katie Alice Greer, and other musicians including Brett Lyman (M'Lady's records), Fiona Campbell (Coasting, Vivian Girls), Chris Sutton (Hornet Leg), Madison Farmer (Coasting), and Fred Thomas (Swim Suit, Saturday Looks Good To Me). Chain & the Gang are premeditatedly burying all bogus elements with a dirt heap of sonic primitivitism and verbal ingenuity..
“Ian Svenonius – (the) spastically charismatic frontman for Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up –with his smash-the-state proselytizing and fervent audience instigation always make for an arresting figure. ” Spin Magazine Music's Not For Everyone, 2011.
“(Ian Svenonius's) performance is inherently confrontational in the way it forces cynical, complacent audiences to reckon with idealistic discontent and unapologetic goofiness, and nudges them to wonder how and why it became so uncool to mix pleasure and politics. ” Pitchfork.
“The sassiest boy in merica...(Ian Svenonius) is not asking anyone in the gang to follow his example. But when faced with the charismatic insight of a prison savant that’s got the world figured out, you can’t help but fall in line. “ Dusted.
Tracklist "Hunting For Love", "Certain Kinds of Trash", "Free Will", "Nuff Said", "Surprise Party", "I’m Not Interested (In Being Interested) Pt. I", "I’m Not Interested (In Being Interested) Pt. II", "Where Does All The Time Go?", "(Living In The) Panther’s Cage", "Heavy Breathing", "You Better Find Something To Do", "If I Only Had A Brain" and "In Cool Blood"
K Records KLP240CD