Robert Bush 8:35 a.m., May 25
Upcoming Local Shows
- Jam Session: "Chairs Missing - Them Video" · Feb. 9, 2012
- Jam Session: "Chairs Missing on West Coast Tour" · Jan. 8, 2012
- Out & About: "Cathedral X Lauches Kickstarter Campaign, Chairs Missing Releases 7-inch Vinyl" · Oct. 27, 2011
- Blurt: "It's Chairs Missing Time" · Feb. 9, 2011
Inception: San Diego, 2010
Psychedelic pop band Chairs Missing features Tape Deck Mountain drummer Paul Remund.
“I’m going to try and spend 2011 on Chairs Missing,” Redmund told the Reader in early 2011.
Remund formed the reverb-heavy, ’60s-inspired psych-folk band in 2010 while looking for a different creative outlet. “Because I don’t write the songs in Tape Deck Mountain, I needed to start a band where I could express myself.”
Their debut EP When Now" was released in late 2010, after which they started an EP with Brandon Jenson of American Sound Studios in Little Italy.
“The first EP was, for the most part, written and recorded by myself,” writes Remund. “This new EP has all of us really playing our own parts and doing them, well, much better than I could do.”
Chairs Missing includes guitarist Riain Haggar, bassist Brandon Cardwell, and drummer Dave Meade. The video for their song “To the Hills” was directed by Tyson Wirtzfeld, local artist and a member of garage band Little Deadman.
Despite the full schedule, Remund is confident that he can devote the time required for both bands. “So far, me and Travis [Trevisan, singer-guitarist for TDM] have been really good about scheduling. We will let each other know as soon as any show is offered and work it out. Juggling two bands is...an enjoyable challenge.”
In addition to his bands, Remund is involved with Cathedral X, a small self-run collaborative studio of sound and performance projects done with sound artist and designer Amanda Schoepflin and visual performance artist Jessica Jeffery, at a space in downtown’s Art & Design District.
Bassist Brandon Cardwell also fronts Miniature Moon.
In November 2011, Chairs Missing released a seven-inch single with the song “To the Hills” as the A-side, followed by another in February 2012, a cassette featuring the songs “Them” and “F Craft.” A video for “Them” was shot in the Bay Area Muir Woods while on a West Coast tour, directed by Amanda Scheopflin of Cathedral X, a sound and performance studio where Remund is a collaborator.
Chairs Missing became defunct in favor of Cathedral X for Remund, though he quit the costume-and-theatrics heavy psych-rock band in early 2013 in order to relocate to New York City (behind former Tape Deck bandmate Travis Trevisan) and to build up his Casio keyboard-based solo project Light Vision.