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Before Cars is a compilation of original songs written by Chad Channing, the former drummer of the band Nirvana, most known for his work on the album Bleach. It is a blend of indie pop/rock and mellow seventies style folk, with lyrics ranging from quirky and light-hearted to deep and introspective. Influences are the Young Marble Giants and obscure 60’s and 70’s hits such as “Like Hope for Happiness” by the Soft Machine.
With the help of close friends Paul Burback and Andy Miller, Channing recorded a single of Old Chair and 99 to Go, released on vinyl in 2006 by Flotation Records. This led to making the full-length album Walk Back, recorded by Bleach producer Jack Endino. Walk Back, also released on Flotation Records, came out on June 12, 2009.
In February 2010 they went on a three country European tour in Poland, Germany, and The Netherlands. The current live set has more of an acoustic feel with violin on all songs, and light drums/percussion. They just completed their second album called "How We Run", released on February 26th, 2013 on Pocket Star Records. The album is on iTunes, or physical copies are available on their website http://beforecars.com/