Featured Chumped stories


Q&A: Katie Ellen On Life After Chumped & Their Debut Album Cowgirl Blues

Katie Ellen was born of the bones of a band called Chumped. You've probably heard of them -- they stormed 2014 with an album called…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 10, 2017 - 12:01 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

So much for the return of G.O.O.D. Fridays, huh? We haven't gotten a new one from 'Ye in two weeks. That isn't to say we…
Stereogum | January 29, 2016 - 3:39 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2015

It's time for our 8th annual Oscars-style montage of the year in musical breakups. If any of these bands are are unfamiliar to you, that…
Scott Lapatine | December 1, 2015 - 2:46 pm

More Chumped stories

Anika Pyle – “Prayer For Lonely People”

Since Chumped broke up in 2015, frontwoman Anika Pyle has released music with her new band Katie Ellen, with Lemuria's Sheena Ozella and Cayetana's Augusta
Peter Helman | June 12, 2020 - 10:47 am

Sheena Ozzella, Anika Pyle, & Augusta Koch Release Debut Simple Pleasures EP

Sheena Ozella (of Lemuria), Anika Pyle (of Katie Ellen, Chumped), and Augusta Koch (of Gladie, Cayetana) have teamed up as a trio known as Sheena,…
James Rettig | September 6, 2019 - 2:56 pm


Anika Pyle – “Good Woman” Video

Since Chumped broke up a few years ago, Anika Pyle has kept plenty busy. She has a new band, Katie Ellen, who who put out…
James Rettig | May 10, 2019 - 10:12 am

Katie Ellen – “Sad Girls Club”

Last month, Katie Ellen -- the band that Chumped's Anika Pyle and Dan Frelly started after their old band's demise -- announced their debut album,…
James Rettig | June 21, 2017 - 11:43 am

Katie Ellen – “Lucy Stone”

Soon after Chumped disbanded in 2015, vocalist Anika Pyle and drummer Dan Frelly started a new project called Katie Ellen. They released a demo collection
James Rettig | May 23, 2017 - 10:09 am


Stream Katie Ellen TV Dreams 7″

Not long after Chumped's untimely demise last year, vocalist Anika Pyle and drummer Dan Frelly started a new project called Katie Ellen, and released a…
James Rettig | September 21, 2016 - 10:28 am

Chumped – “Not The One”

Besides Krill, Chumped is the band breakup (or indefinite hiatus, whatever) that hit me hardest last year, primarily because they showed so much potential. Their…
James Rettig | January 28, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Watch Chumped Play Their Final Show

This time last year, we had just named Chumped a Band To Watch, and the Brooklyn four-piece were about to release their great full-length debut…
Peter Helman | November 2, 2015 - 8:47 pm

Chumped Announce Indefinite Hiatus

Chumped's debut Teenage Retirement was one of the very best albums of last year, but unfortunately, it seems that its title was all too prophetic.
Peter Helman | October 31, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Watch Chumped Cover The Crystals’ “He’s A Rebel”

Chumped's debut full-length, Teenage Retirement, is made up of a series of songs about dealing with the disappointment that comes with not getting exactly what…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2015 - 10:42 am

Chumped – “Threshold” (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in February, we announced the release of the second iteration of Father/Daughter Records' fun Faux Real covers compilation, tied to the revelation that it…
James Rettig | April 28, 2015 - 10:11 am

Read Chumped Singer Anika Pyle’s Op-Ed About Women Taking Over Punk In 2014

The year in sexism has been rife with offenders. From Ariel Pink's exhausting comments, to Devin Ruben Perez of DIIV's recent 4-Chan outing, to a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 22, 2014 - 3:52 pm