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Chief  - Modern Rituals flac album
Modern Rituals
Indie Rock
FLAC album size:
1758 mb
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4.6 ✪

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.

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Santa Monica-based indie rock outfit Chief's low-key debut oozes California sunset melancholy. Earnest, melodic, and slow to unfold, there’s not a bad song on here, but surprises are few and far between.

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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

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Boat
  • Recorded At – Sargent Recorders
  • Recorded At – Hobo Sound
  • Mixed At – Hobo Sound
  • Mastered At – The Lodge, New York
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited
  • Distributed By – EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited


  • Artwork, Design – 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 Boat 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.

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