Urethane was formed during the 2020 pandemic shutdown by professional skateboarder and guitarist Steve Caballero (the Faction, Odd Man Out, Soda), with War Fever singer-guitarist Tim Fennelly (living in Carlsbad at the time), Skipjack bassist Chad Ruiz (from San Diego East County), and BombPops drummer Dylan Wade (then of Oceanside).
Their debut album Chasing Horizons, released in September 2021 via Cyber Tracks, was produced, engineered, and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Megadeth, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Pennywise). The album title comes from the song “Wyoming,” which bassist Chad Ruiz says is about giving up, running away, and starting over. “There is a line where the character is on an open road chasing the horizon and it just made sense. During the short life of this band, we have been chasing horizons non-stop. It’s that kind of fun feeling you get when you’re just out on the road going for it. We are very blessed to be chasing horizons.” The album track “Avalanches” features Toby Morse of H2O, and “Inheritance” includes Jim Lindberg of Pennywise.
(Photo: Landon Hale, courtesy Night Owl PR)