credit: Castro Clifton
Oklahoma dream pop band Sports began playing together in grade school, cycling through different names until deciding to adopt a cheeky moniker after their self-described lack of athleticism. Bassist Jacob Theriot and guitarist Christian Theriot are brothers, forming the core band trio with friend and vocalist Cale Chronister. Their ‘80s-influenced breezy indie pop sound informed much of their debut LP, Naked All The Time, which was produced by Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Third Eye Blind) and recorded at Blackwatch Studio in Norman, Oklahoma, and released in late 2015. In September 2016 Zane Lowe announced the release of Sports’ sophomore EP, People Can’t Stop Chillin, live on his Beats1 radio show and premiered the record’s first single, “Manicure”, to the world.