The Chance

Joshua Padgett
Viraj DeSilva

“...this is an incredibly full and almost epic sound with a lot of ambience and intricate composition.” Matt Stabley, NBC4

“The four tracks on “Dimensions” are sonically challenging and equally fulfilling.” Robert Fulton, OnTap Magazine

“ expansive sound that melds vocals that are both brooding and forceful...” Crispin Kott, Roll Magazine

The Chance is an art rock band from Washington, D.C. that draws on the spirits of Joy Division, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, and Bauhaus.
Originally formed by Joshua Padgett and Viraj DeSilva, their self-titled debut was released on Red Stapler Records in 2004 to critical acclaim. Thanks in large part to their strong cult following, that album sold out its initial pressing. In 2006, the band released a split 7” vinyl EP with fellow labelmates Gist. In 2007, The Chance finalized its lineup with the addition of bassist Finley Martin.

In 2009, The Chance released the EP “Dimensions” – a record that lovingly fuses 70s classic rock and 80s post-punk into lush, loud and layered soundscapes of contrasting desolation and beauty. The Chance are frequent headliners in area clubs, including Washington, DC’s iconic Black Cat, where they hosted their latest CD release show on the Main Stage.

Over the years the band has shared the stage with the likes of Grizzly Bear, French Toast, Frog Eyes and Sybris, among others.