Brooklyn (via Massachusetts) based bedroom musician CHUCK (aka Charles Griffin Gibson) issues his final album, Frankenstein Songs for the Grocery Store, on August 18 through Audio Antihero Records. Combining a lush classic pop sound with elements of ‘80s New Wave, ‘90s Alternative and ‘00s Emo, the album offers hints of Jonathan Richman, Death of a Ladies Man, The Get Up Kids and Daniel Johnston.
Though polarizing, CHUCK is a truly unique songwriter and I hope you enjoy this ambitious and conflicted LP. Previous support from DIY, TLOBF, London in Stereo, Bedford & Bowery, BBC, Gold Flake Paint and IMPOSE.
About the album, Charles Griffin Gibson had this to say: “My new album, Frankenstein Songs for the Grocery Store, will be my last as CHUCK. But it's been a great run! I've been making DIY music since I was in High School. If you haven't done it, I can't explain how fun it is to build songs by yourself. It's a magical thing. But I know my path is leading elsewhere, and I'm not made for the music biz. I'm 30. I'm married. I have a full-time job. I just don't have it in me anymore. So without further adieu, please enjoy the final CHUCK record. It's got songs about diet, exercise, work, love, T.V. and animals.”