CHAI Announce New Album, Tour and Lead Single “PARA PARA”

CHAI arrives September 22 via Sub Pop

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CHAI Announce New Album, Tour and Lead Single “PARA PARA”

Japanese four-piece CHAI are back with a new self-titled album, out September 22nd via Sub Pop. Lead single “PARA PARA” pays homage to Japanese city pop, a cultural wave which swept the country in the 1980s. The aesthetics of the genre are bright, retro and synthy, much like CHAI itself promises to be. “PARA PARA” is a bright, eclectic celebration of J-Pop’s evolution. The name of the song refers to a synchronized dance craze which took over Japan’s Eurobeat nightlife in the ’90s, and its electro-funk beats are complete with joyous lyrics like “If my hair sticks up, that’s perfect” and “The disco ball is getting busy.”

CHAI celebrates their cultural heritage in their new single, a sparklingly winsome representation of art-rock and neo-kawaii. Check out the “PARA PARA” video below.

CHAI’s Upcoming US Tour Dates:
Sat. Sept. 23 –  Boise, ID @ Flipside Festival
9/24 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
9/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
9/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
9/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
10/2 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/4 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/8 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
10/10 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/13 – Mexico City, MEX @ Indie Rocks!

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