Los Angeles-based band Chaos Chaos are Asya and Chloe Saavedra, the sister duo behind their own infectious music but also hit songs from the soundtrack for acclaimed sci-fi cartoon Rick And Morty. This month the duo released two new singles, “Captial T” and “Many Roads” from their upcoming collection of songs due later this year.
“Capital T” premiered at PopMatters and is also available to stream at Spotify to add to your favorite playlists. On the song PopMatters says, “Meditative without excessive navel-gazing, smart without being pretentious, ‘Capital T’ provides listeners with evidence of Chaos Chaos’ bright future and familiar but fresh approach.” For this release Chaos Chaos drummer Chloe Saavedra expanded her drum production skills using a hybrid of programmed/played beats and discussed her process with Modern Drummer.
For “Many Roads” Chaos Chaos teamed up again with producer Fraser McCullouch. About the song Asya says, “‘Many Roads is a look at my last relationship from the perspective of Hugh Everett’s Many Worlds theory.”
Growing up, Asya and Chloe’s first band Smoosh — which they founded together at ages 5 and 7 as they split time between Seattle, Sweden and New York — performed with the likes of Pearl Jam, Death Cab For Cutie, Cat Power, Bloc Party and Sleater Kinney. In the time between Smoosh and Chaos Chaos, the duo have expanded their horizons: Asya scored the music for the video game Trover Saves The Universe and Chloe has toured with Lee Ranaldo and performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
In 2004, the duo debuted their first full-length album, She Like Electric on Barsuk Records, under the moniker of Smoosh. They released several songs under Smoosh until 2012 when they changed their name to Chaos Chaos. The duo released their first EP in October 2012, S, as Chaos Chaos.
The new name ‘Chaos Chaos’ is taken from an amoeba which is the largest of its kind, as revealed in an interview with Interview Magazine; they also explained how their sound is constantly changing as an amoeba’s shape is constantly changing.
Chaos Chaos’ October 2014 track “Do You Feel It?” got featured in Rick and Morty, drawing new listeners toward the band. The duo also released a self-titled album, Chaos Chaos, in May 2018.
Chaos Chaos is currently working on new material to be released in 2020, and is also working on a video series that features the sisters as animated characters with claymation director Lee HardCastle.