The Chain Gang of 1974, the moniker of genre-jumping singer & multi-instrumentalist Kamtin Mohager, is making headlines with his enthralling new single “Sleepwalking” which is featured on the new television commercial for Grand Theft Auto V. The commercial has been in constant rotation since its debut earlier this month during a new episode of “Breaking Bad,” and the song is the most popular on Grand Theft Auto V’s soundtrack, on sale now at iTunes. “Sleepwalking” is the first single from The Chain Gang of 1974’s highly anticipated sophomore LP Daydream Forever, which is due out February 4 on Warner Bros Records.
The Chain Gang of 1974 just finished a run of West Coast dates with The Vaccines, and is gearing up for a week-long trek with Sir Sly, kicking off October 8 in San Francisco. See below for details.
Daydream Forever was produced by Isom Innis (Foster The People), with additional production and mixing from Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix). Earlier this summer, Neon Gold unveiled a first look at the new album, by premiering the song “Miko.” Watch the official lyric video for it below:
The new album is the anticipated follow-up to The Chain Gang of 1974’s widely acclaimed 2011 debut Wayward Fire, which Esquire declared “one of the summer’s most surprisingly fantastic new records,” and earned similar praise from the likes of SPIN, MTV, FADER, NYLON, RCRD LBL and more. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Foster the People, Big Audio Dynamite, Tapes N Tapes, and The Naked and Famous, as well as a lauded performance at 2011’s Lollapalooza, which Yahoo proclaimed “a fabulous onstage display.”
THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 TOUR DATES:
- September 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
- September 28 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin
- October 8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 12 – Portland, OR @ Holocene (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (w/ Sir Sly)
- October 15 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater (w/ Sir Sly)