I suspect that when many people of my generation hear the word “Chancy” out loud, they probably think of that egg loving Pokémon rather than the adjective. And while that demographic tends to have strong feelings about the “original 151”, collectors of indie-pop-rock ought to add Chancy to their musical Pokédex. This Dallas quintet only became Chancy after they found out their first band name “Lovely” was taken several times over. And whatever risk-taking they’ve done since 2019 has clearly paid off, considering they’ve played five festivals in the past two years alone.
This morning Chancy unleashed their latest single and music video, “Angels, Darlings”. It’s a daring addition to Chancy’s rapidly expanding discography, whose upbeat disco drums drive while the rest of the group explores pure pop, subtle psychedelia, and incandescent harmonies that’ll carry you all the way to Monday.