Chumped - "Hot 97 Summer Jam" (Stereogum Premiere)

Judging by the title of Chumped’s “Hot 97 Summer Jam,” maybe you’d think their timing was a little off. On the East Coast, the heat is already making way for cooler days and it’s only a matter of time before the leaves start to change color. But after one listen, you’d realize the timing couldn’t be any better, because Chumped doesn’t give a shit about the summer — it’s all about the moment after. Summer is an interminable period, marked by longing and desire and hopeless rejection. “We’re reading books/ we’re drinking coffee/ I’m looking at you/ you’re looking through me,” it starts off. “I would wait for you all summer long.” The Brooklyn-based band describes themselves as “bummer punk” and slot in nicely next to fellow punk revivalists like Swearin’ and Cayetana, the latter of which Chumped is playing a few shows with soon. It’s all in the name — this song is an absolute jam. Listen below.

Tour Dates:
08/22 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus w/ The Sidekicks, Sundials, Dowsing
08/30 Rockaway Beach, NY @ Rippers w/ Infinity Hotel
09/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Crow Bait
09/06 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus*
09/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House*
09/14 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest Chicago
10/31 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/01 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/02 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/03 Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub^
11/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox^
11/05 Washington, DC @ DC9^
11/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Barbary^
11/07 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge^
11/08 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall^

* = w/ Cayetana, Albondigas, Spirit of The Beehive
^ = w/ PUP

“Hot 97 Summer Jam” will appear on Chumped’s That’s The Thing Is Like EP in September on Anchorless Records. Their debut full-length Teenage Retirement will be out later in the fall.

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