(Duplicated CD, Extended Play)
Emerging as one of the most exciting new acts of 2008, Chorderoy is a Boston-based breath of fresh air in the contemporary music scene. Fusing upbeat, catchy powerpop melodies with the intimacy of acoustic rock, Chorderoy creates a sound all it's own. With six talented multi-instrumentalists, Chorderoy offers a vivacious live show that never fails to get the audience on their feet - the band makes sure they'd "better sing along." Chorderoy has performed at many venues in the Boston area, attracting hip, young crowds looking for a good time, and plans to tour in the future. Chorderoy was born in September 2008 when Todd Siff (lead vocals, piano, guitar) and Phillip Berman (vocals, guitar) began collaborating together in their small Allston apartment. The duo began to play intimate acoustic sets together, but found that their musical aspirations required a bigger sound. Soon, Todd invited former band-mate Lorne Schwartz (bass) to join them, as well as lead guitarist Matt Burton, saxophonist Jordan Callais, and drummer Jordan Sobel. In an interview, vocalist Berman said, "What's so great about Chorderoy is our ability to have fun. So many bands now take themselves way too seriously - what's nice about our sound is our ability to balance the intimate, poignant moments we have in our music, with songs that are just about having a good time." Front man Siff agreed. "We sing songs about five-year olds falling in love, and bizarre family reunions, and hail at Disney World, but each one is unique, and adds to the overall allure and charm of our material." The sextet was soon playing gigs all around the Boston area, while Todd and Phillip continued to write. The band recorded several demo tracks in the fall of 2008, and released The Playground EP in January 2009, available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.