“You Must Be Stopped” (Live On Fallon) (Video)

    Chavez never officially broke up, but the long periods of activity the band is often prone to indulging in makes this current spate of activity feel like a reunion of sorts. Matt Sweeney and his band were fresh from playing the ATP festival in Asbury Park when they appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night, where they played “You Must Be Stopped” from the Better Days Will Haunt You compilation. That melodic post-hardcore feel that Chavez made their own still sounds pretty great here, with elements of math-rock precision thrown in and Sweeney’s affecting vocal helping to guide the song through its angular shapes.