NewsMay 14, 2021 10:32 AM ET2,644 views

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! to release new album in July

Official press release: Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! and their DNA-distinct blend of "easycore" are back and not a moment too soon. The Paris-based band has just announced its fourth album Gone Are The Good Days, out July 30 on Fearless Records. The album is chock full of incredibly catchy anthems that invite you to pump your fist in the air, sing along, and to dance like no one is watching. To celebrate their return, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! — Bertrand Poncet, vocals; Éric Poncet, guitar; Paul Cordebard, guitar; Mathias Rigal, bass; and Bastien Lafaye, drums — have shared the video for the new song "Bitter," which opens the album. Watch it here: "Chunk is back — finally," says Bertrand Poncet. "Our last album came out six years ago. Since then, we've grown so much as individuals and as a band. We have had a lot more life experience, as humans and as musicians, to draw from. In addition to producing this record ourselves, we experimented with our songwriting approach and have tried new things that we cannot wait for you to hear. Don't worry. It still has all the old Chunk feels that you know and love — with a fresh new sound that will knock you off your feet." Because of the pandemic, the writing process for Gone Are The Good Days happened remotely: Bert and Bastien handled most of that initial work, then swapped files with their bandmates, who were scattered in other areas. The members of Chunk! were able to connect in person for a short stint at Alias in January 2021 — the first time they'd all been in the same room for the last four years. Making Gone Are The Good Days was a redemption in numerous ways. "The album was a way for us to turn the 2020 bullshit into a better mindset," Bert says. "To give us a better future." Chunk pulled off a magic trick with their long-awaited fourth LP: staying true to their pop punk path, while finding brand new avenues to travel down. Gone Are The Good Days track listing: 01. Bitter 02. Drift Away 03. Gone Are The Good Days 04. Marigold 05. Made For More 06. True Colors 07. Good Luck 08. Complete You 09. Blame It On This Song 10. Painkillers 11. Tongue Tied 12. Fin.

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