Chin Up Chin Up is an indie pop band formed in 2001 by Jeremy Bolen and Nathan Snydacker in their hometown of Chicago. The lineup was rounded off by at first by Chris Saathoff and Chris Dye. The band later added Greg Sharp. Jeremy Bolen, formerly part of the band Punjab, plays guitar, along with Nathan Snydacker, who used to sing and play guitar for Nymb. Chris Saathoff played bass, shoes now filled by Marc Young of the Appleseed Cast. Chris Dye plays drums. Greg Sharp plays the keyboards. Their album was recorded by John Congleton.
Immediately after forming, the band spent eight months recording their self-titled EP. After positive local reviews, the band toured with a variety of bands, including: Appleseed Cast, the Mercury Program, Pedro the Lion, the American Analog Set, Broken Social Scene, Smog, and Pinback. Soon after, the band began to record their debut album, We Should Have Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers. Late one night, Chris Saathoff was killed in a hit and run accident as he was leaving a Ponys show at a local bar with his girlfriend. After their benefit shows in honor of their friend, Chin Up Chin Up regrouped to finish recording their album,...
|origin||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|music genre||Indie pop|
|current members|| Jeremy Bolen|