MUSIC

Let’s get the basic facts out of the way first: Charger is an exceptionally powerful (and popular) trio from the East Bay. Andrew McGee plays guitar. Matt Freeman sings and plays bass. Jason Willer drums and sings too. You may recognize one or more of these names if you’re the type of person who reads liner notes to genre-defining albums. 

Formed in 2018, Charger wasn’t created as a band so much as a musical challenge between two lifers in the punk scene who wanted to push each other to dig deep into their shared roots, influences, and musical passions, to create something truly exciting. As a result, Charger’s music feels indebted to the giants but not reliant on them, meaning there’s room for growth and innovation within this decades-old blueprint of how to make someone’s heart race and blood pump.
 
While Charger’s members each carry a musical pedigree, it’s not about what they’ve created before — it’s about the unholy racket they’re making now. Charger is the soundtrack to circle pits and bar fights, to long nights and even longer mornings, to unexplained bruises and epic hangovers (and headbangovers).
 
2019 was a benchmark year for Charger. They not only released their 7-song ripping Self-Titled EP for Pirates Press Records, but they toured with fellow label-mates The Old Firm Casuals, and released a brand new single, “Watch Your Back.”  Kicking 2020 into gear, that single was pressed on 12″ UV digitally printed vinyl-making it one of the first digitally printed records in history! 
 
To compliment “Watch Your Back,” the band hit the studio and churned out another bombastic track, “Stay Down.” The Double A-Side picture disc will be released on April 10th and will be followed by extensive touring.  This is just a taste of what’s coming for Charger! They’re also heading into the studio in July to knock out a proper full length, aimed for release this fall. Stay tuned for details! 

TIMELINE

TOUR DATES

PRESS & PROMO

“…may inspire you to buy an iron cross necklace and smoke half a pack of cigarettes.” – Kerrang Magazine

“…fast-paced, fist-pumping endeavor that satisfies the ears from beginning to end.” – Punk Rock Theory

Out and out heavy fucking metal. No bullshit, no fuckin’ around just heads down hard rockin’ noise…” RPM Online


RADIO AIRPLAY:
AM1700 – Ypsilanti, MI
KBMF – Butte, MT
KBRE – Merced, CA
KCSU – Fort Collins, CO
KDUR – Durango, CO
KFAI – Minneapolis, MN
KGAR – Lemoore, CA
KPFT – Houston, TX
KPNT – St. Louis, MO
KRZA – Alamosa, CO
KSDB – Manhattan, KS
KSLU-1 – St. Louis, MO
KUCR – Riverside, CA
KWLC – Decorah, IA
KXRN – Laguna Beach, CA
KZFR – Chico, CA
RLC – Piscataway, NJ
Sirius XM – New York, NY
WAYN – Detroit, MI
WEDG – Buffalo, NY
WGBK – Glenview, IL
WLFR – Galloway, NJ
WLVR – Bethlehem, PA
WMBR – Cambridge, MA
WMPG – Portland, ME
WNSU – Fort Lauderdale, FL
WQFS – Greensboro, NC
WRFL – Lexington, KY
WRTC – Hartford, CT
WXPR – Rhinelander, WI
XTRA – San Diego, CA

PHOTOS

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Photo credit: Raymond Ahner

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Photo credit: Raymond Ahner

CONTACT

Publicity: Vanessa Burt / Christina White (Mutiny PR)

Radio: Steve Theo / Doug Blake (Pirate! Promotions)

Booking: Stormy Sheppard (Leave Home Booking)