05
Apr

Performer Magazine review of Life & Love

"Compelling, dynamite piano-fronted classic rock…these songs are beautifully recorded and masterfully produced…poetic and creative, this album is filled with surprises during each fresh new listen…rich in color and mood, many other artists will be happy to find it influential in their own songwriting process…" 

Listen to the track “Mercy” included in their April playlist.

30
Mar

Hans Chew - 'Life & Love' (album stream) (Premiere)

Full Album Stream

30
Mar

Uncut magazine review of Life & Love

Uncut Magazine calls Life & Love “invigorating in the extreme”, which is indeed why we do it.

06
Mar

Junker's Blues video on Classic Rock magazine

From the new album Life & Love

Hans Chew has been compared to artists as varied as Bob Dylan, Meade Lux Lewis, John Prine, Albert Ammons, Nicky Hopkins and The Band, to name a few.

“My grandfather sang harmony in a Nashville gospel quartet and taught me that ‘high-lonesome sound’,” Chew explains. “While my mother turned me on to Hendrix and the Stones, my father only listened to classical music: I knew Beethoven’s Fifth before Led Zeppelin’s fourth.”

In 2004, after many years adrift, Chew took up permanent residence at the decrepit Clermont Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, armed with little more than a piano, an old Royal typewriter, a handful of New Orleans LPs, and a stack of ragtime, blues and boogie-woogie sheet music.

He checked out two years later with a handful of songs and moved to New York. These songs would become Chew’s 2010 debut album Tennessee & Other Stories…, which received four stars from Rolling Stone magazine.

Now Chew returns with new album Life & Love, which will be released by At The Helm Records on March 31. Check out the video for Junker’s Blues, one of the tracks from the new album, below.

via Classic Rock Magazine

03
Mar

Song from Life & Love in Uncut CD

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Get a taste of our new album Life & Love on the current issue of Uncut magazine’s cover mount CD.  At newsstands now.  Album out April 1st.

25
Feb

D. Charles Speer & The Helix - Doubled Exposure released today

D. Charles Speer & The Helix’s new album, Doubled Exposure, is out today on Thrill Jockey Records.  I’m happy to have played again on this one, our fourth full length LP.  Tour dates in the blog post below.

Available locally at record stores, as well as from these folks:

Thrill Jockey

iTunes

Amazon

21
Feb

Riding out across the eastern US with D. Charles Speer & The Helix in support of our new album Doubled Exposure. Tour dates as follows:

March 6, 2014
Trans Pecos
Ridgewood, NY 
w/ Raaj Mahal, Pigeons

March 7, 2014
Ortlieb’s 
Philadelphia, PA 

w/ Ron Tubman

March 8, 2014
Holy Frijoles
Baltimore, MD
w/ Television Hill, Little Rib

March 9, 2014
House Party
Charlottesville, VA

March 10, 2014 
Haus der Luge
Blacksburg, VA
w/ Nathan Bowles

March 11, 2014
Nightlight 
Chapel Hill, NC

March 12, 2014
Static Age Records
Asheville, NC

March 13, 2014
WonderRoot 
Atlanta, GA
w/ Lux Noise, Jason Howell

March 14, 2014
The Stone Fox
w/ Cherry Blossoms

March 15, 2014
Green Lantern
Lexington, KY
w/ Salad Influence

March 16, 2014
Empty Bottle
Chicago, IL

March 18, 2014
PJ’s Lager House
Detroit, MI

March 19, 2014
The Shop
Pittsburgh, PA
w/ Sagas

10
Feb

MY MAN DANNY DAVIS AT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS!

Good to luck to my main man Danny Davis later today in Sochi, where he’s representing the USA in the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe!!!  Yeah Danny!

Danny used our song “Forever Again” from the album Tennessee & Other Stories… for this video for Burton Snowboards a couple years ago (see the link). GO GO…GO DANNY GO!!! 

01
Feb

"Sh*tkicking…James Booker…NYC rocker gang"?  Yes, please.

19
Jan

Pre-order “Life & Love” now…

We’re giving the vinyl test-pressings of “Life & Love” the green light tomorrow! You can pre-order now: http://atthehelmrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/hans-chew

Thankee!

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