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A power trio designed for maximum impact, Chisel surfaced in Washington, D.C. in the mid-’90s. Led by frontman Ted Leo, over the course of six years Chisel married substance to style, enriched its literate, heady tunes with vocal harmonies, frenetic guitar, and galloping bass lines by Chris Norborg. The band presaged the ’00s garage rock revival, mixing elements of mod, power pop, and soul to their post-hardcore heritage. We’ll be rolling out the Chisel catalog in bitesized, digital chunks over the course of 2022, with an expanded edition of the band’s landmark final LP Set You Free scheduled for early next year.