The Chain Gang of 1974 is the moniker of LA-by-way-of-Denver multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager. Mohager, who left Denver for LA after the end of a relationship that fueled much of his new material, is known for his use of sample-splicing and diverse instrumentation. Despite the solitary nature of the project, Mohager’s sound more than meets the standards of a full-on gang. Take, for instance, the track “Undercover”, which you can stream and download below, from Mohager’s upcoming LP Wayward Fire. The synth-powered jam breaths like the dance floor baby of Talking Heads and LCD Soundystem, invoking the ’80s along with a timeless dance-rock energy.
Check out this “Undercover” below, and pick up the rest of the album when it drops June 21st via Modern Art.
The Chain Gang of 1974 2011 Tour Dates:
04/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
04/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
04/28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
04/29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
04/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club *
06/11 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
* = w/ Jamaica
# = w/ Candy Claws, Bad Weather California, Fellow Citizens