IFC Premieres Chaos Chaos "My Hands" Video

posted October 10, 2012

IFC Premieres Chaos Chaos "My Hands" Video

Chaos Chaos, the new project of Asy and Chloe formerly of the band Smoosh, will release their new EP, S October 16. IFC has an exclusive premiere of the new video for "My Hands" which was directed by Kiliii Fish and assisted by Maia de Saavedra. The track is available as a digital single through digital stores. The duo's five song EP branches out in different directions stylistically. Asy says, "We went a little bit crazy with the songs and did not hold back, so we don't know what you will think." Some of the song lyrics are influenced by NPR, The Moth, and newspapers, while some are inspired by poetry by Emily Dickenson, Pablo Neruda and E.E. Cummings. "The EP is very personal because this is a time in our lives where we've decided to be extreme with everything we do, especially music. We felt that if a song was going in a certain direction we had to take it all the way there."

As Smoosh, Asy and Chloe put out three full-length albums. Their debut She Like Electric was released in 2004 when Asy was 12 years old and Chloe was only 10. Over the years the band toured with Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, Mates Of State, Jimmy Eat World, Cat Power, Nada Surf, The Eels and Sufjan Stevens, among others. The band also performed on Yo Gabba Gabba and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In 2012, two decided it was time for a change and formed Chaos Chaos.The duo recorded songs on S with producer Nathan Rosenberg at The Doghouse Studios in Brooklyn, except for the track "Winner," which was recorded with Matt Tong of Bloc Party. There are dance, blues and electronic elements on the EP and the songs blend electronic instruments with acoustic piano, drums, a trash drum kit, saxophone, and experimental vocals. The duo launched a Kickstarter project to fund the EP, featuring the trash drum kit used on the EP as well as artwork created by the band. The project succeeded its goal within the first day.