10/31/2016

Cherry Glazerr details new album 'Apocalipstick' + Shares horror-themed video + LP due out 1/20/17 via Secretly Canadian

CHERRY GLAZERR ANNOUNCES APOCALIPSTICK DUE OUT JANUARY 20TH VIA SECRETLY CANADIAN

SHARES HORROR-THEMED "NURSE RATCHED" VIDEO

ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

"a band poised for greatness." - The Los Angeles Times

"they're right up there with the best America has to offer today" - Iggy Pop

"Someone to bet on" - The New York Times

"a massive step forward." - Pitchfork

It's with great excitement that Cherry Glazerr announces their new album Apocalipstick. The band's first album for Secretly Canadian was recorded at Hollywood's iconic Sunset Sound studio with acclaimed producers Joe Chicarrelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, The White Stripes) and Carlos De La Garza (Bleached, M83, Paramore). 

To celebrate, the band is sharing "Nurse Ratched", which was written by lead-singer Clementine Creevy as she mused on the evil Nurse Ratched character in Ken Kesey's masterpiece One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. The track's slasher flick video is directed by Horror film director/producer Roxanne Benjamin who is know for her films Southbound and V/H/S among other work. Perfectly timed for it's release on Halloween, watch as what appears to be an innocent - albeit bizarre - hitchhiking ride turns into a bloody massacre.

"Nurse Ratched" is the second single to be heard from the forthcoming record and follows the previously shared "Told You I'd Be With Guys". The album's first single dealt with issues of female solidarity and earned praise from The New York Times who notes "she finds herself stranded between the 'ladies' she mistakenly left behind and the guys she is wary of." Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Times proclaimed it "the best song yet from a band poised for greatness", while Pitchfork awarded it 'Best New Track' honors while calling the song "a massive step forward".

Cherry Glazerr are fresh off three spectacular and no-holds-barred festival performances at Southern California's psychedelic gathering Desert Daze, London's Mirrors Festival, and Pitchfork Avant Garde in Paris. The band is now announcing a North American headline tour in 2017 but before that they are closing out 2016 with a festive four-date California run in between Christmas and New Years.

Apocalipstick is available for preorder now. All digital preorders will come with instant grats of "Told You I'd Be With The Guys" and "Nurse Ratched". The Secretly Canadian album bundle will include Rumble 7" with "Territorial Pissings" and "Nuclear Bomb (acoustic)" and a chance to win a "Golden Ticket". 

"Golden Ticket" Contest:

100 x greeting cards handmade by Cherry Glazerr will be inserted randomly into the limited edition clear vinyl with pink splatter. Five of these cards are "Golden Tickets". If you receive one of these five, you win a personalized prize pack from the band! 

If discovered, please post a picture of it on Instagram or Facebook and tag @CherryGlazerr. The band will personally respond with details on how to receive your prize pack. These cards will be in limited edition vinyl worldwide, not exclusive to Secretly Canadian bundle.


Check out the video for "Nurse Ratched" below and scroll down to see the full album details.

WATCH: "Nurse Ratched" - 


Tour Dates:

10/31 - London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms
12/27 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers 
12/28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones 
12/29 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House 
12/30 - San Diego, CA @ Irenic
1/15 - Washington, DC @ DC9
1/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMoca     
1/18 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
1/20 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
1/21 - Montreal, QC @ The Ritz
1/24 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
1/25 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
1/27 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
1/28 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
1/30 - Madison, WI @ Rathskeller at U of Wisconsin Madison
1/31 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
2/1 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
2/3 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
2/4 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
2/7 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
2/8 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
2/9 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
2/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
2/12 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
2/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
2/22 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar
2/28 - London, UK @ The Camden Assembly

About Cherry Glazerr:

Society would deem that a prodigious girl can't be in a progressive rock band while also being in complete control of its creative vision, business plan and social messaging. Society is wrong. Clementine Creevy, a 19 year old teen Queen with a headstrong resolve like her hero Patti Smith and a cartoon laugh like Muttley the dog, dreamed up Cherry Glazerr in her LA bedroom alone and is perhaps more capable of figuring a music career out than anyone who attempts this treacherous life path. And yet, she carries herself very lightly. "This one's going to be a flop!" she jokes, here to discuss the newly lined-up trio's second album, Apocalipstick. It's every bit as epic, funny, life-assuring, doom-defiant and flaming fire as that title sounds. What's more, it's the soundtrack to their collective rockstar evolution.

Today things look a little different from the band's early days back in 2014 when they were associated with much-loved Cali imprint Burger Records (who put out their intoxicating debut Haxel Princess) and Suicide Squeeze (who released the Had Ten Dollaz 7-inch). Back then, they were born as a different trio, featuring Hannah Uribe and Sean Redman who have since both moved onto other artistic pursuits.

Now bolstering Clem's vision is the loud-in-every-way-possible drummer Tabor Allen and the level-headed but bad-ass, multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth who plays synths and notably French Horn (Clem is still scheming on how to incorporate that into Cherry Glazerr's sound). The first time the new trio all jammed together minds were blown. "My world was rocked," recalls Clem. "I'd never played with someone who was technically that good before. It made me think, Man I gotta really step my shit up!"
 
On Apocalipstick the band worked with "rock'n'roll wizard" Joe Chicarelli [White Stripes, The Shins, The Strokes] and Carlos de la Garza [Bleached, M83, Tegan and Sara]. Understandably the band felt a sense of vulnerability when laying themselves bare to Joe, a producer they had so much respect for. Dispelling her own sense of ego was an added hurdle for Clem, but it allowed for their greatest risk-taking as a band yet and has paid off exponentially. "I didn't even smoke weed during pre-production because I didn't wanna disappoint Joe. I didn't wanna get in trouble!" laughs Clem. She adds, "Making a record is such a spiritual thing. You laugh, you cry, you're miserable and the happiest you'll ever be." Tabor chimes in with typically comedy drummer timing, "It was so much simpler than that for me. Just, 'These drums sound sick."
 
The band's newfound self-discipline and motivation has evolved Cherry Glazerr into a wildly complex, hugely guitar heavy, and unapologetically loud machine. "People may be shocked by the jump in our sound," says Sasami, eager to establish that this record isn't intended to be some fancy statement about reaching their pinnacle. It was simply an opportunity they couldn't turn down. Clem has since learned how to quit focusing her attention on the fans or wider critical response. "There was a time when I just couldn't write songs because of that. You can't do that," she says. "You can't be emotionally free if you're pandering to anyone. Serving the music is the one and only thing that matters." That's hard when you have people telling you what to do all the time.
 
"Comedy in music is extremely important to me because humour is all we have as human beings," Clem adds. The jests are particularly strong on the disgustingly catchy track 'Trash People' - it's quite literal in its self-deprecation levels. "That's a fun song about how I have dirty fucking habits," says Clem. "It's about being road rats, nasty ass, dirty fuckers. That's how I like to live." 'Instagratification' is a tongue-in-cheek musing on social media narcissism, which the band admit to feeding off. Sasami notes that women are shamed so much more often for their posts: "Who the fuck cares? If you wanna post a photo of your pussy go for it! The ultimate white privilege is sweating the small shit, judging people for things that don't matter."
 
When it comes to sweating the major shit, Cherry Glazerr live like they want to see others live. They don't want to preach certain politics, they'd rather hold court for an open discourse. The subject of equality among the sexes, however, holds a special, unavoidable place for Clem, torchbearer for feminism in its raddest forms. That's so key to her aesthetic that it's the opening sentiment ofApocalipstick via the anthemic, disaster-laden 'Told You I'd Be With The Guys'. The song documents Clem's realization that she needed to establish solidarity with other women and stop being a "lone wolf". "Sexism is so ingrained in me, I can often feel that men are the only ones who can help me socially, economically. The most important thing in my life is that I've realized I need to work for solidarity. That song's both hopeful and dismal!" she laughs. Clem still feels the constant need to prove herself. "Women work from behind their oppression. In order to make good art you need to be emotionally free and sadly, not a lot of women are able to do that. That always puts a fire under my ass."

 
Cherry Glazerr
Apocalipstick
(January 20th, Secretly Canadian)

1. Told You I'd Be With The Guys
2. Trash People
3. Moon Dust
4. Humble Pro
5. Nuclear Bomb
6. Only Kid On The Block
7. Lucid Dreams
8. Sip O' Poison
9. Nurse Ratched
10. Instagratification
11. Apocalipstick

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