Chaser Eight died.
The original concept of the band Chaser Eight and its essence was pronounced DOA sometime in late 2016. The band’s founding members, singer *AUDRA* and guitarist Pat Walsh, made multiple attempts to resuscitate what it was and what it stood for, but then they realized: fuck it.
Who gives a shit about awards, accolades, and image if you don’t believe in the music you're playing? So, they retreated back to The 981, the practice room akin to Bilbo Baggins’ Hobbit-hole, and wrote. And wrote. And wrote.
What was reborn was a new band that didn’t give a shit about anything, but making an album, nay a song, nay a lyric that resonates with themselves and other people. Now you can climb under the bell jar with *AUDRA* or play with fire with Pat. You can patiently wait for your beautiful lover or escape a dead-end town all alone. The choose is yours.
With the addition of bassist Brennan DiLernia, backup singer Jess Wolfer, and drummer Todd Ellison the conception was complete. A new Chaser Eight has been birthed and it’s thriving.
So sure, Chaser Eight is an alternative rock band from New Haven, CT. But dark rock and heartbreak alternative just makes more sense now.
The name is the same, but everything else has changed. And this fall everyone will get a chance to hear it. The question is, will you be the same afterward, or will you walk away as something new?
"Lightning" - Single, release 2016.
"Step Into The Light" - Single, released 2016
"I Wanna Die" - From the LP Chaser Eight, released 2015
"Lift Me Up" - Single, released 2016
"Lightning" - Official video, 2016
"I Wanna Die" - Official video, 2015
“The Bell Jar” - Live from Toad’s Place, New Haven. December 28, 2017
"Lift Me Up" - Live from Pianos, NYC. March 4, 2017
"I Wanna Die" - Live from Radio 104 Fest, Hartford, CT. November 13, 2015
“Words Like Knives” - Naked (Acoustic) Performance, Live from Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT. August 17, 2017
"Reader's Pick for Best Emerging Alt Rock/Garage Act of 2016" - The Deli Magazine
"Their music rocks pretty damn hard... (with) a sound that's as well rounded and polished as some of the most popular rock bands touring this planet, like the Foo Fighters." - The Revue
"Chaser Eight has gained a reputation for straight-forward, kick-ass tunes, and a stage show that gets in your face, and pumps your fist." - PensEyeView.com
"The impressive pipes of frontwoman *AUDRA* make a distinct impression right out of the gate, but the four men who back her are no slouches. The interplay is tight and the band's ambitions are large." - PopMatters
"Chaser Eight has been a staple in the Connecticut music scene and on Homebrew for the past couple of years and they keep getting better and better. Between *AUDRA*'s catchy vocals and those killer guitar hooks, their sound is just infectious." - Emily Napierski, Homebrew Host & Producer, Radio 104.1 WMRQ
Stage Plot (click here)