Brian Chase
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Brian Chase
Brian Chase
Brian Chase in 2016
Background information
Born (1978-02-12) February 12, 1978 (age 40)
Origin Long Island, New York
Genres Alternative rock, fusion
Instruments Drums, guitar
Labels Interscope, Heathen Skulls
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Seconds, The Sway Machinery, Smith Westerns

Brian Chase (born February 12, 1978) is an American drummer playing in the New York rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. He was ranked at #50 in Gigwise's list of The Greatest Drummers of All Time.[1] He plays drums with traditional grip.[2]


Chase met Karen O at Ohio's Oberlin College, and he joined the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2000 after the original drummer left the trio.[3]

Starting at college, Chase played for the rock band The Seconds.[4]

He has performed in a number of experimental duos with other musicians such as Stefan Tcherepnin and Seth Misterka, with whom he released a CD Duo on the Australian Heathen Skulls label in 2007.[5] Other musicians he has played with include Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, Moppa Elliott, and groups Oakley Hall, Blarvuster, and klezmer-fusionists The Sway Machinery[6]

In May 2010 the Chase/Misterka Duo performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival[7] and then a month-long Australian tour. A second record The Shape of Sound was released to coincide.[8]


  1. ^ "The Greatest Drummers Of All Time!". Gigwise. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Brian Chase and Seth Misterka". YouTube. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ Phares, Heather (2002-05-17). "Yeah Yeah Yeahs". AllMusic. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Motia, Shahryar (March 14, 2006). "No No No Wave". Music. Village Voice. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Heathen Skulls". Heathen Skulls. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Pasternack, Alex (October 10, 2007). "Can't Get Enough of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (interview)". blog. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2010 -- DAY 2". AusJazz Blog. May 4, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Heathen Skulls". Heathen Skulls. Retrieved . 

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