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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Hi bich, this is Gabriela Tully Claymore subbing for Tom Breihan. Unfortunately, Sky Ferreira did not release a video along with her new single, "Downhill…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 29, 2019 - 2:04 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: CHAI PUNK

Punk can often feel exclusionary. More than 20 years ago, Jawbreaker asked, "who's punk, what's the score?," and it can still feel like a big…
James Rettig | March 12, 2019 - 11:33 am

More CHAI stories

CHAI – “Curly Adventure” Video

Earlier this month, the Japanese band CHAI came ripping through with their new album PUNK, a supremely strange and singular collection of DIY pop songs.
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2019 - 9:41 am

CHAI Show SXSW What Disruption Really Means

It's CHAI week here at Stereogum, where we just named the rising Japanese punk band's new LP PUNK our reigning Album Of The Week. It's…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2019 - 11:52 am

Stream CHAI’s New Album PUNK

The Japanese band CHAI sound like absolutely nobody else. CHAI exist at the intersection of two different traditions -- two traditions that may or may…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2019 - 10:24 am


Last week, the Japanese pop-rock band CHAI announced their sophomore album, PUNK -- the follow-up to last year's extremely fun and good PINK -- and…
James Rettig | February 5, 2019 - 8:00 pm

CHAI – “Fashionista”

Japanese quartet CHAI describe their band's central concept as "Neo-Kawaii," a means to challenge their country's culture of cuteness, or "Kawaii." This spirit of individuality…
Julia Gray | January 28, 2019 - 9:11 am