Long regarded as a haven for electric blues, power pop, and even metal, Chicago served as surprisingly fertile soil for the speedy growth of Lucky Boys Confusion. The five-piece ska-punk outfit – Kaustubh Pandav (vocals), Adam Krier (co-vocalist, guitar), Ryan Fergus (drums), Jason Shultejann (bass), and Joe Sell (guitar) – formed in 1997 when Pandav and Krier began writing songs together. The pair drew from punk, rap, and reggae to create an infectious ska-punk sound that combined Pandav's Latin melodies with Krier's Beastie Boys-influenced rap.
After a 10 year hiatus from releasing new material, the group returns in 2017 with the high energy full length Stormchasers. Pandav and Krier brought in production by Grammy-nominated Johnny K (Plain White T's, 3 Doors Down). Counting milestones, the band are not only celebrating their first music since 2009 b-sides collection Closing Arguments, but their 20th anniversary since forming the band in 1997. "We're unshackled!" exclaims Fergus. "We have no industry folks checking-in with notes, we've had no time-constraints – it's literally the four of us in a room together working on new songs for the last two years."