CHUCK is streaming Frankenstein Songs For The Grocery Store, his final record, ahead of its release later this week.
Brooklyn-based Charles Griffin Gibson, a "bedroom musician, photographer, award-winning short filmmaker, and Tumblr poet", is following up last year's My Band Is A Computer retrospective compilation.
Frankenstein Songs... sees CHUCK coming to terms with adulthood and life, realising tough, universal lessons and making his peace with them. Although a lot of this collection deals in frustration, CHUCK's charisma shines through - hope exists in spite of everything.
On the sonic side, CHUCK's signature coo is underpinned by field samples, brass, electronic whirrs, and purring keys - it's a characteristically tough-to-pin-down LP, with songs skittering between myriad styles seemingly on a whim. You'll find plenty of familiar warmth during the album's 15 songs, but you'll also find plenty of moments that make you stop in your tracks with curious fascination.
"My new album will be my last as CHUCK, but it's been a great run! I've been making DIY music since I was in High School. If you haven't done it, I can't explain how fun it is to build songs by yourself. It's a magical thing. But I know my path is leading elsewhere, and I'm not made for the music biz. I'm 30. I'm married. I have a full-time job. I just don't have it in me anymore. So without further adieu, please enjoy the final CHUCK record. It's got songs about diet, exercise, work, love, TV, and animals."
Enjoy CHUCK's Frankenstein Songs For The Grocery Store.