New Audio: Portland’s CHAD Releases a Lush 80s Inspired Single

Portland-based indie act CHAD  — founding members Sarah Lane and  Trevor Greely along with Zach Whiton and Alex Widner — can trace its origins to the split up of its founding members’ previous band. And since the release of their debut single, the  Cameron Spies-produced “I Got Time,” the Portland-based quartet have released an EP which established a lush  Beach House-like sound centered around shimmering synths and Lane’s gorgeous vocals.

The rising Portland-based act’s first single of the year — and the follow-up to last year’s Good Talk EP is “Days of Chunder.” Recorded at Rainer, WA– based STackSound Studio with Stephen Berkley Tack, “Days of Chunder” is a lush, synth-driven bit of dream pop, indebted to 80s New Wave featuring dramatic and propulsive drumming paired with Lane’s achingly plaintive vocals and a sinuous bass line. Interestingly, the single, much like their previously released material is inspired by and is reflective of the time we’ve lived in: As the band explains, the song thematically is about how it can feel to have your energy drained by people, who don’t have your best interests at heart.