Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

Rough Trade NYC

Signing after show
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Join us on Sunday, December 2nd at 2:00pm on the shop floor for a live performance from Chandra to celebrate the re-issue of her stunning punk funk / mutant disco release from 1980, Transportation, with signing to follow.

FREE // All Ages

Start 2:00PM, signing to follow

Rain Boots Records and Telephone Explosion proudly present the deluxe reissue of Chandra’s Transportation EPs. Recorded in the NYC underground art scene of the early 1980s, these cult releases feature 12-year-old Chandra Oppenheim fronting a band featuring members of famed mutant disco groups The Dance/Model Citizens.With her hypnotic, chanted vocals propelled by infectiously off-kilter grooves, Chandra’s songs explore the singular fascinations of a post-punk pre-teen in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen.Remastered from their original reel to reel tapes at Grammy award-winning studio Gateway Mastering, this definitive double LP set returns her debut 1980 Transportation EP to its original four-song, single-record release at a dance-floor ready 45 RPM, while adding to Chandra’s second 1982 EP with a pair of unreleased songs from her four-track cassette demos. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with never before seen photos and comprehensive liner notes by journalist, author, and band member Jesse Locke, the road stretches on for Chandra’s transportation through time.