The Chainsmokers Released Their First Album And It'll Be Your Summer Soundtrack

by Eitan Levine

These two goofy bros are supposedly The Chainsmokers, and they released an album today. We'll get to all of that in a second though.

I have a small beef to pick with you guys. I had no idea what The Chainsmokers looked like until about an hour ago, and holy crap. Why did nobody think it was important to let me know they look like every man who plays on a slow-pitch softball team?!?!



Here we are, watching two guys who look like they met in an improv class dominate the music industry, and nobody seems to think it is important to tell me, a guy who takes improv classes?

Anyways, they released their first album this morning, and it's pretty good. It's exactly what you think a Chainsmokers album would sound like, and that is not a bad thing.

These will 100,000 percent be your songs of the summer.

The album is called "Memories...Do Not Open," and is the first full album released by the duo.

Since the band has been teasing the album, they've had to fight this odd stigma that they're two bro-y music dudes, and, like, I can't imagine why they would ever think people would think that.


During a recent interview with NME, Drew Taggart -- who is 50 percent of the band -- said,

People are like, 'Oh my God, they're such bros,' and we're like, 'No! We're making fun of bros!'

The other 50 percent, the slightly older Alex Pall, went on to say,

I hope people can walk away from this article with a deeper sense of our purpose as artists and our true characters. We're in this grey area where people are like, 'I don't get it, are these guys assholes or not?' I promise you, we're not assholes.

IDK, guys, have you thought of just embracing your current brand of "two guys who won't stop talking about how excited they are to go to Iceland?"