Hey, Chels

Releasing Self-Titled EP On Vinyl Via La Escalera Records, Wiretap Records and A-F Records

Band Features Members of Western Settings, New Way On, The Newports

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San Diego’s Hey, Chels have teamed up with their friends at La Escalera Records, Wiretap Records, and A-F Records, to release their latest EP on vinyl.

Pre-sales bundles are available now at:



Vinyl is clear 12” with a flat screen printed b side.

Records ship in mid-February.

The band is going back out on the road this winter, for a short run of west coast tour dates. See new dates below.

Consisting of Jacque Mendez (New Way On) on vocals and electric piano, Stephanie Presz (The Newports) on drums, Kevin White (Squarecrow) on guitar, and Ricky Schmidt (Western Settings) on bass, Hey, Chels will be out in support of the new self-titled EP which was engineered by Patrick Ryan Heaney (Cage The Elephant, Cold War Kids, The War On Drugs).

Stream ‘Hey, Chels’ here: https://heychels.bandcamp.com/album/hey-chels.

What others are saying about Hey, Chels:

“Hey, Chels forge a muscular, guitar-driven ode to classic alternative rock on “Sludge Town, USA.” Even the track’s nondescript title gives the assumption that it could’ve come out of anywhere, given how the San Diego band crank up their amps with mounds of blissful, post-shoegaze distortion. But this isn’t your everyday revision of a bygone nostalgic era – the four-piece revitalize a timeless sound on their own terms with great conviction. It’s a visceral jammer which sends a mighty call with an urgency that is impossible to reproduce.”- The Deli Magazine

“The band has mastered the art of the short, sweet indie melodic song.”- No Depression

“They takes their punk sensibilities and add a heaping dash of indie rock to the mix. You are not going to want to miss out on this band.” – New Noise

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DEC 31st – San Diego at Tower Bar – LE NEW YEARS SHOW – w/ Civil War Rust, Mercy Music, Jennie Cotterill (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), Squarecrow, Le Saboteur, Making Incredible Time, Se Vende.

JAN 1st – Long Beach at Toxic Toast Records – w/ Micah Schnabel, Stay Wild, Ursula, and art by Vanessa Jean Speckman

JAN 2nd – Sacramento – it’s a surprise

JAN 3rd – Albany at The Ivy Room – Zipped In, Reunions

JAN 4th – Portland at Hawthorn Hideaway – w/ Throw, Inebriates

JAN 5th – Seattle at The Kraken – w/ Junebugs, Fox Hole Norman, Bobby’s Oar





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