Founded in New York City and now based in Chicago, Ace Reporter was born of exhaustion. “I was burned out by music in every way, except creatively,” explains Chris Snyder, the creative force behind the band.
“I just wanted to write.” And so he did, finishing a new song every 24 hours for 365 consecutive days. The songs that resulted from this threesixfive project span most of the genres so often prefixed by “indie” -- rock, folk, electro, pop. But they are also immediate and cohesive, grounded as much by propulsive beats and hooky melodies as by the dark wit in Snyder’s lyrics. Having toured with bands as diverse as The Fratellis and Steel Pulse, Ace Reporter has gained the reputation of a band that shouldn’t be able to top their recordings…until you see them live. Yearling XL, an extended edition of the band’s debut album with three bonus tracks is available through Ooh La La Records.