What started as a project between two students at Anderson University has grown into a band that brings a unique sound to the punk/pop genre. American sign Language started in the fall of 2010. It wasn’t until late 2011 more members were brought to the table, each bringing their own influences to the sound of ASL.
The vocalist, Chandler Chastain, brings a heavy influence of musical theatre into the equation, as he has been involved in shows and musicals for most of his life. The drummer and guitarist, Joe Heeb and Clark Wright, bring influences of genres on the heavier end of the music spectrum. Together, these influences create a unique sound that is comparable to bands like Say Anything.
The songs of ASL deal with Chastain’s hardships and glorious moments of past relationships. Guiding the mood of the show with his eccentric stage presence drawn from musical theater, Chastain is sure to get the crowd moving, bringing them into his world. American Sign Language plans to record their first EP in the spring of 2012. Though they are just starting to perform, you can expect to see American Sign Language bring a breath of fresh air to the Midwest.