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Chain Gang of 1974 signs... something or other

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So it looks like there's been some interesting developments in the Chain Gang of 1974 camp. Over the weekend, Kamtin Mohager -- whose band attracted a substantial amount of notice at CMJ -- posted this video in which appears to be signing some sort of contract, while "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" plays in the background. While the specific details are still being ironed out, Mohager couldn't offer an official comment, but that's okay.

Employing our skills of logical deduction, the clues he left ("Welcome to your life. There's no turning back...") tell us everything he couldn't. Needless to say, we feel like we have a pretty good handle on just what the heck's happening here.

It's obvious, isn't it? Kam has signed on to become the new Tears for Fears frontman -- "a moment that I've been waiting for since I was sixteen-years-old," he gushes in the clip.

Um, yeah, not so much. "I wish," he says, with a laugh.

Whatever it is, he won't say just yet. We're guessing it has something to do with putting records, his specifically. There's word that White Guts, Chain Gang's full-length debut which Mohager self-released on his own earlier this year, is slated for a full re-release next spring with some new songs. By whom? Well, now that's the $64,000 question, isn't it?

We believe the answer lies in the clip. Look closely and feel free to draw your own conclusions. There's a logo visible on the contract -- granted, it's backward, but it's still pretty identifiable.

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