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MIGGY CHAVEZ Reflects On 13th Anniversary Of Chicosci's Self-Titled Album

Renuel Fallore

Posted at June 07, 2019


Chicosci frontman Miggy Chavez wrote a lengthy post to commemorate the 13th anniversary of their 2006 self-titled album.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here's your goddamn Throwback Thursday: It's been 13 years since the self-titled album, aka the White Album. We released it on 06.06.06 because METAAAAL!!! We launched it at this bar in Metrowalk. Forgot the name of the place, but the fucking Mocha Girls performed right after. I was still on my makeup shit too, skinny as hell. So that was fun. For a lot of people, this was when we went full on emo, and we got a lot of shit for it. But for me, I think we were already sort of going down that path on the second album; we wanted a little more melody and dynamics in the material we wrote. Never saw the point in writing the same songs over and over. The white one definitely had a less heavy sound, but that's what happens when you slowly shed that youthful anger. We only wanted to make good songs--songs we wanted to play live. I'd like to think we did, because we still enjoy playing A Promise, or Seven Black. This album means a lot to me, because it came at a time when no one really wanted anything to do with the band. We just got dropped by the fantastic people at Viva, and we really didn't know what to do. We were so close to giving up, but instead of focusing on opportunities passing us by, we decided to regroup and just create. And do everything ourselves. The rosary on the cover is my mom's, I placed it on a piece of white paper and took a photo of it with a cheap digital camera. Pretty sure all the hard work paid off; we're still doing what we love, more than a decade later. You could say it changed my life. Happy birthday, White Album! Thank you to everyone who listened to it when it came out 13 years ago, and to everyone who still likes the songs to this day. Stay emo, hahahahaha!

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Miggy recalled the moment the band released the Chicosci album which he also referred to as the 'White Album' because of the cover art. “It's been 13 years since the self-titled album, aka the White Album. We released it on 06.06.06 because METAAAAL!!! We launched it at this bar in Metrowalk.”

He further shared how much the self-produced album meant to the band: "It came at a time when no one really wanted anything to do with the band. We just got dropped by the fantastic people at Viva, and we really didn't know what to do. We were so close to giving up, but instead of focusing on opportunities passing us by, we decided to regroup and just create. And do everything ourselves. The rosary on the cover is my mom's, I placed it on a piece of white paper and took a photo of it with a cheap digital camera. Pretty sure all the hard work paid off; we're still doing what we love, more than a decade later."

The album gave us some of their greatest hits like "A Promise", "Seven Black Roses", and "Chicosci Vampire Social Club" which all entered the MYX charts. “For a lot of people, this was when we went full on emo, and we got a lot of shit for it. But for me, I think we were already sort of going down that path on the second album; we wanted a little more melody and dynamics in the material we wrote. Never saw the point in writing the same songs over and over. The white one definitely had a less heavy sound, but that's what happens when you slowly shed that youthful anger. We only wanted to make good songs--songs we wanted to play live. I'd like to think we did, because we still enjoy playing A Promise, or Seven Black.”

Happy 13th anniversary to the Chicosci album! We raise our glass to you! Do you have a story to share regarding this album? Feel free to share in the comments!

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