CHIEFS: Noisey Streams “Like A Match” From SoCal Desert-Rock Trio’s Debut Album, Tomorrow’s Over

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, January 11, 2015

Stoner/desert rock band Chiefs will release their debut album Tomorrow’s Over on February 24th. The group has released a sneak peak of the album in the form of “Like A Match,” which you can stream below. Right from the start Chiefs has the killer grooves that make this genre so appealing, and their album also boasts some of the coolest cover art I’ve seen in a while. I’m digging their sound, and can see myself getting some extended air time out of Tomorrow’s Over in the near future.


Today Noisey is hosting the premiere of “Like A Match,” the first peek into the debut CHIEFS album, Tomorrow’s Over (Out Feb 24). Kim Kelly writes, “‘Like A Match’…lolls sleepily atop a pile of distortion pedels and Kyuss records. It’s low, slow, desert rock that makes for a perfectly mellow soundtrack to your booze-battered brain’s gently malevolent pulsating. Tune in, drop out—then take a nap.” Get ready to inject some California sunshine into the cold winter.

Hear “Like A Match” over on Noisey RIGHT HERE.

CHIEFS originally began as a two-piece back in January of 2012 in Phoenix, AZ, but after years of releasing demos, touring and playing often around the Phoenix Valley, the duo made the decision to relocate to San Diego, CA. Shortly after, they released a four-song demo entitled Buffalo Roam, and did numerous short west-coast tours to support it. Eventually the group became a three-piece with the permanent addition of bassist Jeff Podeszwik, who filled out the low-end of the band and transformed their sound.

Hot off the heels of releasing a split 7″ with Fuzz Evil through Battleground Records, CHIEFS have returned with a debut full-length record in the bag, entitled Tomorrow’s Over. It was recorded at Arcane Digital Recording Studio in Chandler AZ and recorded, mixed and mastered by Ryan Butler (Landmine Marathon/Unruh). The record will be out on February 24th through Roosevelt Row Records on CD/DD, with a vinyl reissue through Battleground Records shortly thereafter.

You can also listen to “Stone Bull” from CHIEFS’ recent 7″ split with Fuzz Evil right HERE and check out their incendiary 2013 demo Buffalo Roam right HERE.


Paul Valle – Vocals/Guitar
Jeff Podeszwik – Bass
Kevin Michel – Drums



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