Chune

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San Diego's Chune merged the seemingly incompatible sensibilities of emo and stoner rock. Their music usually drew comparisons to the art-punk dissonance of fellow SD natives Drive Like Jehu, whose drummer…
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San Diego's Chune merged the seemingly incompatible sensibilities of emo and stoner rock. Their music usually drew comparisons to the art-punk dissonance of fellow SD natives Drive Like Jehu, whose drummer Mark Trombino served as their producer. However, they were also given to hypnotic, meandering pothead jams, which erupted without warning into blasts of noise in keeping with the loud/soft dynamic shifts favored by post-Nirvana emo outfits. Initially, Chune was composed of singer/guitarist Andy Harris, guitarist Lance Martineau, bassist Mike Truffa, and drummer Rich Niwbsi. This lineup recorded the band's debut album, Burnt, which was released on the San Diego indie Headhunter in 1993. Niwbsi was subsequently replaced by Art Viola III, who debuted on the 1995 EP Nine Ways to Sunday. A second full-length, Big Hat, No Cattle, followed in 1996 before the group went its separate ways.