'80s Post-Punk Chandra Reveals Rare Live Appearances
Published Oct 20, 2015Back in 1980, 12-year-old singer Chandra released her post-punk EP Transportation, and following a couple of reissues in recent years, the cult vocalist is now preparing to revisit the album with some North American fall shows.
Next month, she will appear in four cities: Hamilton, Toronto, New York and Portland, ME. At these gigs, she will perform Transportation in full with a backing band that includes members of Bile Sister, New Chance and Century Palm.
A press release calls Chandra's music "post-punk/mutant-disco," with her adult band performing "rubbery bass lines, resonant organs, razor wire guitars and the spectral dub echoes of the melodica." The lyrics, meanwhile, "reflect the day-to-day dualities of the people and events in an off-kilter life. Adolescent vs. adult. Artist vs. individual. New Wave vs. No Wave."
Scroll past the tour schedule below to stream the expanded reissue of the collection. Transportation got pressed back in 2008 and then again in 2014.
11/11 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood *
11/12 Toronto, ON - Jam Factory Co. *^
11/14 New York, NY - Rough Trade NYC
11/14 New York, NY - Trans-Pecos *~
11/18 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery *#
* with Bile Sister
^ with Petra Glynt
~ with Future Punx, Olivia Neutron-John
# with Video Nasties, Jack Topht