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San Diego’s Chune merged the seemingly incompatible sensibilities of emo and stoner rock. Their music generally drew comparisons towards the art-punk dissonance of fellow SD natives Drive Like Jehu, whose drummer Tag Trombino offered as their maker. However, these were also directed at hypnotic, meandering pothead jams, which erupted unexpectedly into blasts of sound commensurate with the noisy/soft powerful shifts well-liked by post-Nirvana emo clothes. Primarily, Chune was made up of vocalist/guitarist Andy Harris, guitarist Lance Martineau, bassist Mike Truffa, and drummer Affluent Niwbsi. This lineup documented the band’s debut recording, Burnt, that was released within the NORTH PARK indie Headhunter in 1993. Niwbsi was consequently replaced by Artwork Viola III, who debuted within the 1995 EP Nine Methods to Sunday. Another full-length, Big Hat, No Cattle, adopted in 1996 prior to the group proceeded to go its separate methods.

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