BANDS >> Chore

Natives of Dunnville ON but finding their spiritual home and building their primary fan base in Hamilton, Chore occupied the heavier side of Canadian indie rock in the late 90s/early 00s. The group mixed the power of Helmet, the intelligence of Fugazi with the majesty of Sunny Day Real Estate to create an eccentric sound of their own. After releasing two wildly eclectic records with Brian Pettigrew on bass guitar, founding members David Dunham (drums/vox) Chris Bell (guitar/vox) and Mike Bell (guitar/bass) made a drastic switch by recruiting Mitch Bowden (guitar/vox) for their third and final offering, The Coastaline Fire. Released to critical acclaim in 2002, The Costaline Fire saw the band sharing the stage with such luminaries as The Dismemberment Plan, Shiner, and Rheostatics while they also made friends with such ‘soon to be successful’ peers as Constantines, Alexisonfire and Wintersleep. These days, Mike and Chris can be seen and heard in Customaries, Dave drums for Not Of and makes electronic music under the moniker of DAVIDS, while Mitch is at the helm of his own project, Don Vail.


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