SongVault Artist Profile
CA, United States
Pop / Power Pop
Brian Kassan formed Chewy Marble in 1995 as a vehicle for his growing catalog of unrecorded material after a three-year stint as co-founder, bassist, session guitarist and co-songwriter/producer for the Wondermints. Joining Kassan were guitarist and lead vocalist Stuart Forman; bassist Derrick Anderson; and drummer Tammy Glover, who has since gone on to fame as the touring drummer/percussionist with Sparks.
1997 saw the release of Chewy Marbleís critically acclaimed self-titled debut on Permanent Press Recordings in the U.S. and on Nippon Columbia in Japan. In 2001, their sophomore effort Bowl of Surreal was released on the bandís own Furry Sidekick Recordings in the U.S. and on Philter Records in Japan. The band wowed crowds at many an International Pop Overthrow festival in Los Angeles as well as Poptopia, an early version of IPO.
Over the next six years, Brian wrote songs for Modulations, the long-awaited third album. He enlisted the talents of several friends, engineers, co-producers and musicians, including drummer, guitarist and vocalist Nelson Bragg of Brianís Wilsonís touring band and co-production, engineering and mixing from Steve Refling, who produced Braggís Day Into Night CD.