SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Indie Rock / Post-Punk
Post-grunge auteur act Chinaski carries alt rock right up to the edge with its distinctive interpretation of modern rock. It's a power punch to the innards driven by brains and brawn; it grabs your mind and electrifies the body. Chinaski is the rock of today and tomorrow. According to Chinaski, "Our music combines the driving rhythms and guitar barrage of early 90s rock with a songwriting style that falls just left of the mainstream."
Music is the spirit escaping and finding communion with others. Music offers a one-of-a-kind portal of communication. "Music is much more than entertainment," says one member of Chinaski. "It's an outlet. The music that moves us has an honesty that helps anchor us and reflects our true selves back to us." It's a circle of energy made possible through Chinaski's galvanizing songwriting.
The process begins when the audience is hit by Chinaski's lean and mean, smart and stripped-down audio action. The band's music feeds the intellect as well as a person's visceral need for moving music. "Intelligent lyricism, no-frills musicality and a straight shot directly into the listener," is how Chinaski describes it. "Chinaski has a simple approach to rock, that rock itself shouldn't be so simple."
The Artist at Work
Chinaski derives its name from the works of Charles Bukowski. "Chinaski valued alcohol and the madmen and women of the world," explains a member of Chinaski. "He lived to create and illuminate the underbelly of Los Angeles." Chinaski says that the cleansing honesty of Bukowski's character is reflected in the music of this band. The group's song "I Will" was featured on two episodes of TV's "The Gilmore Girls." Chinaski is at work on its third album and is working with A&R Select, the hottest indie A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.
"Despite its grunge roots, Chinaski is not a peek into the past, but rather a roadmap beyond music's future horizon."