Selected Online Videos:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Buenos Aires, November 2013: https://youtu.be/cyzLqC-uw6c (from the penultimate show of Mosquito album tour cycle)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, New York City, Governors Ball Music Festival, June 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGxUBNSr66s&t=2396s

Drums and Drones (acoustic), National Sawdust, July 31st, 2019: https://vimeo.com/380093314

Drums and Drones (electro-acoustic) with video by Ursula Scherrer, National Sawdust, July 31st, 2019: https://vimeo.com/380089142

Duo with Zeena Parkins, National Sawdust, July 31st, 2019: https://vimeo.com/383331254

w/ Chris Pitsiokos, Muchmores (Williamsburg, BK), September. 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRKAFGsc7GU

w/ Yonatan Gat and Band, Cleveland, June 22nd, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCoAdof9HSY

Bio

Brooklyn-based musician Brian Chase is the drummer for Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, NYC’s experimental music community and Drums and Drones, a solo project with a compositional focus on the harmonic resonances derived from drums and percussion. As an exceptionally versatile performer, Brian’s music has taken him across the world to such notable stages as the Sydney Opera House, the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as countless independent art spaces of music’s ‘underground’ communities. Recorded works include several with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many with leading improvisors and composers such as Zeena Parkins, Catherine Sikora and Jeremiah Cymerman. In 2018, Brian released Drums and Drones: Decade, a triple album with 144 page book (Chaikin Records), described in The Wire as “luscious laboratory experiments in listening to stretched skins, wooden vessels and metallic surfaces.” As an educator, Brian was a visiting professor at Bennington College and guest lecturer at So Percussion’s Summer Institute at Princeton University. Essays and writings have appeared in John Zorn’s Arcana series, Modern Drummer magazine, and culture blog Talkhouse. Performer and artist residencies have been held at Headlands Center for the Arts and The Stone. In 2018, Brian started his record label, Chaikin Records. For more info visit www.chasebrian.com and www.chaikinrecords.com.

 

Bio (short)

Brooklyn-based musician Brian Chase is the drummer for Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, NYC’s experimental music community and Drums and Drones, a solo project with a compositional focus on the harmonic resonances derived from drums and percussion. Recorded works include several with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many with leading improvisors and composers such as Zeena Parkins, Catherine Sikora and Jeremiah Cymerman. In 2018, the Drums and Drones project released Drums and Drones: Decade, a triple album with 144 page book (Chaikin Records), described in The Wire as an indispensable statement on how drummers hear sound. For more info visit www.chasebrian.com and www.chaikinrecords.com.

 

Press

Brian Chase should demand your attention. He is the rare musician who’s as much at home drumming behind the ecstatic yawp of punk legends the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as he is jousting with the cream of New York City’s improvising coterie – Modern Drummer, May 2019

“Drummer Brian Chase is best known as a member of the vital indie-rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but that only reveals the tip of the iceberg where his creative life is concerned. A longtime participant in New York City’s busy underground-music scene, Chase has performed and recorded with a dizzying range of innovators. . .”- Steve Smith, nationalsawdust.org/thelog/

“The double life of Brian Chase as both ubiquitous John Coltrane-inspired free improviser (dude gigs virtually every night) and spastic anchor of post-punk lifers Yeah Yeah Yeahs keeps the longtime Brooklynite firing on all cylinders. That double life has now turned into triple life, as Chase now heads up his own label, Chaikin Records. . . a manifestation of the diverse musical tongues that Chase and his peers speak.” – Brad Cohen, bandcamp daily.

 

Social Media

Instagram: @brianchase123 and @chaikinrecords  //  Facebook: @brian.chase.39 and @chaikinrecords  //   Twitter: @brianchase123