Empty Kodiak Releases Debut Single and Lyric Video

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Local indie rocker Chaz Stead. - COURTESY OF CHAZ STEAD
  • Courtesy of Chaz Stead
  • Local indie rocker Chaz Stead.
Local singer-songwriter Chaz Stead’s band Empty Kodiak has just released its debut single “Teeth/The Ghost,” which was recorded locally in Middleburg Heights.

The surf pop song “Teeth” features a saxophone solo by Dave Gorski with what is known as the prismizer effect, and the B-side single, “The Ghost,” is an autobiographical storytelling of Stead’s own experience dealing with "unresolved conflict and loss." Stead’s wife Kennedy sings on the track, and the couple’s 3-year-old daughter Adeline speaks at the song’s open and close.



“['The Ghost'] was extremely personal for me to write and record,” says Stead in a press release. “It was written about the challenges of losing someone when you've had a challenging relationship. As The Ghost was taking shape, I realized it needed to be ours as a family, not just mine. Opening it up felt like an exhale.”

Empty Kodiak also designed exclusive merch for the release.


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