Born in Seattle at the height of the grunge era, LA-based duo Chaos Chaos is made up of sisters Asy and Chloe Saavedra. Growing up, Asy and Chloe were inspired by bands like Björk and PJ Harvey and picked up instruments and songwriting at ages 8 and 10. They formed the band Smoosh and by age 15, released three critically acclaimed albums, toured and performed with the likes of Bloc Party, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power and Death Cab for Cutie, and performed at Lollapalooza and on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! In 2012, Asy and Chloe formed Chaos Chaos. The sisters have composed music for TV shows including Rick and Morty, and Lucifer, released the single Terryfold in collaboration with Justin Roiland co-creator of Rick and Morty (Listen to Terryfold here), and released their first single Dripping with Fire, which Noisey called “a surreal dive into themes like sisterhood, estrangement and growing older”. Both Dripping with Fire and their new single Pink Politics will be off their self-titled debut LP to be released on May 15th.
Now at 26 and 24, Asy and Chloe are at an age most begin their careers but have the background of performing and releasing music for 15 years. Chloe is a contributor to Tom Tom Magazine, has been featured in Modern Drummer, is endorsed by Paiste, and has guest drummed on Late Night With Seth Meyers while Asya was a featured vocalist in Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian’s God Help the Girl album and has done analog synth-based scoring for video games and TV shows (TBA soon). The two use their music as a vessel for activism (they teamed up with a Brooklyn prison to bring their live show to inmates). “As a female musician and someone who cares deeply about equality, I feel it’s my responsibility to consider whatever voice I have. I’m not afraid to destruct walls I believe to be unjust. I love music because it provides a platform for this but also because it makes us aware of both something temporary and something eternal in us. Songs provide a meeting point of these two things in a way I’ve been in love with for as long as I can remember.” - Asy
Sur Back is the experimental pop brainchild of former Florida ballerina, Caroline Sans. A producer at heart, Caroline marries layered combinations of guitars, vocals, and beats with string and brass instruments—producing a sound that’s equal parts whimsical and arresting. In live performance, she rounds out this synthesis with choreographed and improvised movements. Caroline draws the name of her moniker from a natural phenomenon described as "the green ray," first observed by Arctic explorer Sir George Back. The green ray is also said to be a philosophical phenomenon—a moment of epiphany where your thoughts, and the thoughts of those around you are perfectly understood—a struggle that plays a clear role throughout Caroline's tracks. "Sir" was changed to "Sur" to imply the Turkish translation of "sur"—"steer"— in hopes the music will "steer back" its listeners to epiphanies of their own.