Chance the Rapper

Coloring Book (Apple Music)

Blame My Youth Take a Chance: Sean Van Vleet of L.A. rockers Blame My Youth told us about his Chance the Rapper (and Smashing Pumpkins) love.

(Apple Music)

Sean Van Vleet: I could get by alright if I were stranded on a deserted Island with an endless supply of assorted pizza, grapefruit seltzer, Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book for the good times, and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness from Smashing Pumpkins for the bad.

I’ve played both of these albums top-to-bottom more times than probably any other. There’s a couple of locked rooms in my head where these records are spinning constantly, so you can say they’re part of the soundtrack of my life.

Perhaps I have a bit of hometown loyalty going on, but it’s also possible that Chicago just so happens to the place where the greatest music on Earth comes from. But if you asked me to pick 10 albums, there’d definitely maybe be some massive U.K gems on there too.

Blame My Youth Take a Chance: Blame My Youth‘s Dance With My Demons EP is out now via Big Loud Rock

Blame My Youth press bio:

“Before he’d even started Blame My Youth, Sean Van Vleet had damn near done it all. He played the biggest of stages (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Late Show with David Letterman, etc.), went on tour with massive acts (Death Cab for Cutie, Alkaline Trio, Deerhunter, etc.), earned international praise with his former indie crew in Empires, and he worked on songs that appeared in major TV shows, video games, iPhone commercials and a whole lot more. So it’s no surprise that as soon as Van Vleet formed Blame My Youth, the rocking quartet immediately saw their first single, “Right Where You Belong,” land as the closing credits theme on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack of Bill & Ted Face the Music, with their follow-up, “Fantastic,” picking up millions of streams and hitting the top 30 on the Active Rock radio charts.”

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