PRESS

Medium says...


Exquisitely structured and arranged, “It’s Getting Close to Christmas” is a confection of pure allure, charming, touching, and magnetic. Without a doubt, this is one of the best Christmas songs ever…”

Celeb Mix says...

 

"...a glorious EP, rife with scrumptious harmonic flows, catchy lyrics, and Leo Sawikin's unforgettable voice."

Record of The Day says...

 

"Hook-laden, addictive and infused with heartfelt emotion, this is a wonderfully crafted pop song...monstrously infectious."

Popdust says...

 

"Venus" is superb. The song makes no pretense of stoic resignation. Instead, it bares the palpable energy of unrequited love."

No Depression says...

"The Chordaes wrap us in sky high melodies that jettison into dreamy shoe gaze territory, only to yank us back to straight up pop harmony in the chorus... The music is grand and overwhelming, but its grooves are irresistibly chic."

Born Music says...

 

"It’s like all your favourite guilty pleasure pop-rock anthems of the 90’s rolled into one contemporary cocktail."

Skope Magazine says...


“California” is by far one of the most articulate and poignant pop singles I’ve heard in sometime. If I didn’t know any better, you could have told me that it had been composed by more seasoned musicians, which only makes me eager to see what else this unit can come up with in the future.


Mob Angeles says...


“In Itinere is a very ambitious extended play but by far their most well-rounded to date, and “California” sees their sound finally come into its own and mesmerize us with all of the hypnotic flare that was first hinted at in Touch the Ground.”

Celebmix says...


“Sawikin’s dazzling tones bestow the lyrics with transcendent beauty. Sawikin’s eloquence demonstrates his gift with words.”

Razorfish says...


“This indie band is clearly destined for bigger things... If this single is any indication of what they’re capable of when operating at full power, then the possibilities for then the possibilities for them are hypothetically endless.hem are hypothetically endless...”

Gas House Radio says...


“Built around the incredible vocal set of frontman Leo Sawikin and featuring a guitar arrangement that is enough to make any music lover get weak at the knees, The Chordaes slip us a slow-acting drug in “California” that churns and swirls around us before receding and suddenly evaporating into the atmosphere. This isn’t your mom and dad’s indie rock...  It refuses to blend into the crowd.”
 

Substream music says...

“In Itinere is... packed with some of the best low-key, guilty pleasure, pop-rock jams of the year. Best of all is a little gem called Something New”

 

Popdose says…

 

Get the Feeling…is as catchy as the day is long… This band has genuine hit potential—one listen alone may give you that feeling; two or three listens just reaffirm and solidify the notion. If The Chordaes are this polished on their maiden ride into the world of recorded music, imagine what could come next.

 

Kings of A&R says…

 

Singer-songwriter and lead vocalist Leo Sawikin is paying tribute to his childhood idols Brian Wilson and Carole King… The Chordaes sound like seasoned pros that just came off the road opening for The Stones…

 

Deli Magazine says…

 

Elegant melodies, measured arrangements and a rather mellow approach…this is a group of young and talented musicians with noteworthy songwriting chops and a vocalist who can touch hearts in ways reminiscent of unforgotten NYC hero Jeff Buckley.

 

Popdust says…

 

The Chordaes… Aren’t fitting in with anything; they are redefining everything.

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…Unabashedly addicted… A pounding stunner, which features Sawikin’s blistering and impassioned vocal.

Earmilk says…

 

…a driving post-power rock sound that is unique and energizing.

 

Philly Mixtape says…

 

Vibey, chill, powerful, deep… The Chordaes are here to stay.

 

Baeble says…

 

…An undeniable affinity for melody and instrumentation that beautifully captures love and loss…

Elmore Magazine says…

The Chordaes’ music is a diverse array of sounds and ideas, inspired by the freewheeling experimentation of Radiohead and late period Beatles while retaining a strictly pop essence.

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