CUB COUNTRY

Band Members:
Jeremy Chatelain

Bio:
Formed in 1999 as a side project for then Jets to Brazil bassist Jeremy Chatelain, Cub Country has always been a highly collective effort. With Jeremy at the helm penning and singing the songs, a rotating cast of characters from every locale Chatelain has resided traditionally rounds out the band’s sound. The newest release uses the same formula and features the talents of current band mates Matt Montaigu on drums, Mike McCaleb on bass, Wim Becker on guitar, Kathryne Youkstetter on vocals, and Brent Dreiling playing the pedal steel; as well as the return of veteran Cub guitarists Chris Traynor and Jeff Clarke. Slated for US release on July 7th, 2009 on San Francisco’s Future Farmer Records, the new album marks a slight departure from the Americana/Alt country sound of the band’s earlier recordings all the while staying true to the sound Cub Country has developed over the last 9 years. Featuring a few less ballads and a few more guitar solos, “Stretch That Skull Cover and Smile” (a Kerouac quip) is a true classic Rock and Roll album. From the opening feedback of “On Yer Own” to the quiet piano chords of “The Stars Drip Down”, Chatelain and crew run the gamut of rock sentiment. With couplets like “Why would you leave your friends and family / And dig up the roots of this weak little tree?” the songs on the album read almost like an autobiography of Chatelain’s life over the past few years. Pensive and nostalgic, they are very much about the struggles and joy that accompany a life in music and the ghosts left behind in a career on the road.Website: www.cubcountry.com

Music:

after the song’s been sung

on yer own