Album of the Week: Chevelle, Stray Arrows: A Collection Of Favorites
... In this week's Album of the Week poll, you, the fans, voted Chevelle
to the top spot, for their best-of compilation album Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites. Check out the top five vote-getters below: 1. Chevelle
- Stray Arrows: A Collection Of Favorites 2. Alexisonfire - Death Letter EP 3. Arsis - Lepers Caress EP 4. Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore 5. Gamma Ray - Skeletons & Majesties Live Well, that's it for the year with the Album of the Week polls on RevolverMag.com. We will resume these polls in January. Until then, you can check out a live performance of Chevelle
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Chevelle Release Lyric Video For New Track "Fizgig"
have released the following lyric video for their new track "Fizgig". The song is featured on the groups greatest hits collection, "Stray Arrows: A Collection Of Favorites", out tomorrow, December 04th. Chevelle
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New Chevelle Compliation
... Six studio albums and two live DVD's into their career, American alt-rock trio Chevelle
have announced that they will release "Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites" via Epic Records this December 4th. According to the band's website, the compilation will feature 11 of "the band's most-loved tracks," ranging from the chart-topping single 'Face to the Floor' to live classics such as 'Sleep Apnea,' and fan favourite 'The Meddler.' Also featured on the record will be a brand new track entitled 'Fizgig.' The complete tracklisting is as follows: 1/ Jars 2/ Same Old Trip 3/ Vitamin R (Leading Us Along) 4/ The Red 5/ I Get It 6/ Face to the Floor 7/ Send the Pain Below 8/ Sleep Apnea 9/ The Clincher 10/ Hats Off To The Bull 11/ The Meddler 12/ Fizgig The compilation is slated for a December 4th release. http://www.chevelle
inc.com/news/chevelle-release-stray-arrows-collection-favorites%E2%80%9D-dec-4th New Chevelle
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Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitar)
Sam Loeffler (drums)
Joe Loeffler (bass, vocals) 1995-2005
Dean Bernardini (bass, vocals) 2005-
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Chevelle was formed in 1995 in Grayslake, Illinois by brothers Pete, Sam, and Joe Loeffler. All three members of the band loved fast cars, so they named the band after one of their dad's favorite cars, the Chevrolet Chevelle. The band's first shows took place in and around Chicago while bassist Joe Loeffler was just 14 years old.
Before he became a well-known name on Saturday Night Live, comedian Fred Armisen appeared on Chevelle's first demo, 1999's Point #1. The record was produced by Nirvana and Pixies producer, Steve Albini, who works in Chicago near Chevelle's hometown of Grayslake, Illinois.
Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Geoff Blum used Chevelle's "The Red
" as his intro song when coming up to bat. Blum was a member of the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox. He is best known for ending the longest game in World Series history by hitting a tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the 14th inning.
In 2005, Chevelle bassist Joe Loeffler quit the band. At the time, his brothers and band mates claimed it wasn't the first time he had quit but this time it was permanent. Loeffler countered by claiming that his brothers forced him out and that he would be focusing on his family rather than music going forward.
In 2007, a trailer containing all of Chevelle's equipment was stolen from outside of a hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. The band posted a note on their website asking fans to keep a lookout for gear for sale marked "Chevelle." Of the 14 guitars that were stolen, 2 of them were eventually returned. The band also got their P.A. system and a few amplifiers back, but most of the gear was never found.
Chevelle's song "Face to the Floor" was inspired by the victims of Bernie Madoff's elaborate Ponzi scheme. The band added "it's for Kevin Bacon," since the actor was among the people Madoff had swindled.
The members of Chevelle are Christian, but they don't think of their band as a "Christian band." Drummer Sam Loeffler believes part of the reason why people have labeled them as such is because their first album appeared in some Christian bookstores. Their first record deal was with a company that was backed by Word, a Christian label that represented John Tesh and Amy Grant. Loeffler said seeing Chevelle's first album Point #1 in Christian bookstores was "an accidental thing."
In May 2008, Chevelle bassist Dean Bernardini injured his left hand very badly, forcing the band to cancel 8 shows with Nickelback and Hoobastank.
Bernardini learned to play bass by playing along with some of his favorite records. The first album he learned to play start to finish was Muse's Absolution.
The good doctor shares some candid insights on recording with Phil Spector and The Black Keys.
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."