We here at The Wounded Jukebox want you to be well-equipped to handle the upcoming warm summer nights. An essential ingredient to that preparedness is having tunes to blast at ridiculously-high volumes as you cruise down freeways and roll through neighborhoods. As it turns out, The Chain Gang of 1974 create the perfect dance-rock hybrid to do just that. And the pumping, humming, synth-heavy beat of “Heartbreakin’ Scream” is the latest example of that.
TCGO 1974 is actually Kamtin Mohager, a 25-year from Colorado-via-Hawaii-via-San Jose who once dreamed of playing professional hockey. But Mohager’s turning point moment came with — what else — a dramatic 80’s-movie moment. And once Mohager was enamored with Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” the seed was planted. What grew was a knack for creating rhythmic, dancefloor-ready music that harkens back to the very decade that shaped Mohager’s musical aspirations.
Mohager’s latest full-length, Wayward Fire, is set for release on June 21 via Modern Art Records. Both “Heartbreakin’ Scream” and the second track we offer here, “Undercover,” are bangers to be sure.
BONUS! Twin Shadow did a remix of “Undercover” that you can check out below. And you can get a free download of the original and the remix by visiting TCGO 1974’s official site.