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Chief  - Modern Rituals album flac Performer: Chief
Title: Modern Rituals
Style: Indie Rock
Released: 2010
Country: US
MP3 album: 1382 mb
FLAC album: 1182 mb
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Rock

In 2008 the members of Chief finished school, left New York City and returned home to the west coast with their suitcases stuffed full of soaring melodies, shimmering guitars, lovelorn lyrics and heart-stopping harmonies. Their debut album, Modern Rituals, is as rich and expansive as it is personal and intricate. This is a record so teeming with joyful desperation that you'll want to hold onto it with all your might.

Modern Rituals, the group's full-length debut, blends NY backbeats and jaded vocals with woolly West Coast harmonies and mellow vibes, and it works in the sense that Chief don't sound explicitly beholden to any single sound or style. But having disparate influences is faint consolation when you're less than the sum of your parts, and Chief fail to be more than an amalgam of other, better bands. At heart, Chief seem more or less like a bunch of hippies. Almost every song on Modern Rituals evokes a band of longhairs, whether it's the close, CSNY harmonies of "The Minute.

The guitars on Modern Rituals are mostly electric, but the sound is slow-rolling and slightly surreal. Chief pile up lush, profoundly stoned harmonies on songs like ‘Night & Day,’ a minor-key lament where Evan Koga tells a lover (or the ghost of one) that ‘I just can’t see your face, every night and da. Modern Rituals is pretty stuff, but tunes like the soft-rock daydream ‘This Land’ float by somewhat shapelessly, and Chief could learn something from fellow California nostalgics Best Coast: Atmosphere is great, but so are sprightliness and hooks. In This Article: Chief.

Rock propositions don't come much more solid and reliable than Chief, least of all on Domino Records, currently home to quirkier offerings from Lightspeed Champion, Animal Collective and Wild Beasts. But this California-bred, New York University-convened four-piece plant a flag in the middle ground for the label, filling their debut with hummable, tastefully produced folk-rock, shot through with confidence without ever chancing unnecessary risks.


1 The Minute I Saw It
2 Nothing's Wrong
3 Wait For You
4 This Land
5 Breaking Walls
6 In The Valley
7 Stealing
8 You Tell Me
9 Summer's Day
10 Irish Song
11 Night And Day


  • Artwork – Bjorn Copeland*
  • Design [Additional] – Rob Carmichael
  • Management [Managed By] – Paul Adams
  • Mastered By – Emily Lazar
  • Mastered By [Assistant Mastering Engineer] – Joe LaPorta
  • Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Emery Dobyns
  • Violin – Rebecca Weiner (tracks: 7, 10)
  • Written-By – Chief


Recorded at The Noat Studios in Silverlake, CA.
Additional recordings at Sargent Studios, Los Angeles, CA and at Hobo Sound, Hoboken, NJ.
Mixed at Hobo Sound, Hoboken, NJ.
Mastered at The Lodge.

Published by Domino Recording Co. Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: DNO253CDP
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LN08
  • Other: 1322640 SOUND PERFORMANCE

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DNO253LP Chief Modern Rituals ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Domino DNO253LP US 2010
DNO253P Chief Modern Rituals ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Domino DNO253P US 2010
DNO253CDP Chief Modern Rituals ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Domino DNO253CDP US 2010
WIGCD248 Chief Modern Rituals ‎(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD248 UK 2010
WIGCD248P Chief Modern Rituals ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Domino WIGCD248P UK 2010