With no music scene in their area to speak of, Chalk Talk has risen to the challenge of being a decidedly DIY band. Within months of forming, the band, then consisting of dual vocalists Bryce Pulaski and Andy Kapinos on guitar and drums respectively, recorded a six-song demo entitled Killing Spree, threw together a few dozen copies on their own and hit the road for a week-long Northeast tour. Over the next year the band acquired a bassist, Brian Bartus, and worked on building up a fan base around their home in the suburbs of Western Massachusetts. Chalk Talk is now in the midst of a self-booked, month-long tour, taking them across the Eastern half of the United States in support of their latest release The Food Chain. The Food Chain, which the band, in co-operation with Canadian label L'oeil Du Tigre, has made available on CD, 7", and cassette, consists of two brand new tracks and two reworked songs from their original demo Killing Spree. With subject matter ranging from sexual frustration to the monotony of suburban life, and melodies taking cues from the power-pop sensibilities of Weezer and blink-182, The Food Chain is both relateable and widely accessible. Next up for Chalk Talk is a series of dates throughout Quebec in mid-August, marking the first foreign shows for the band.