1/11/2017

Cherry Glazerr shares new video + Announces tour dates + LP due out 1/20/17 via Secretly Canadian

CHERRY GLAZERR SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "NUCLEAR BOMB"

ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

APOCALIPSTICK DUE OUT JANUARY 20TH VIA SECRETLY CANADIAN

"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

Cherry Glazerr's forthcoming album Apocalipstick is due out January 20th via Secretly Canadian. In the meantime, the band have shared their new music video for "Nuclear Bomb". On the heels of a sold out run of shows in California, the band is days away from embarking on a massive tour and have announced a second leg of dates as of today. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will be donated to support Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, which provides life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of STDs and sexual health education to Los Angeles County's women, men and teens. Additionally, the band have been announced on the lineup for Panorama Festival in New York City this July.

"Nuclear Bomb" follows two previously shared songs from the record, "Nurse Ratched" and "Told You I'd Be With Guys". The latter of which dealt with issues of female solidarity and earned praise from The New York Times who noted "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".

Apocalipstick is the band's first album for Secretly Canadian and 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). It is available for preorder now. All digital preorders will come with instant grats of "Nuclear Bomb", "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 "Nuclear Bomb" below and scroll down to see all of the band's tour dates.

WATCH: "Nuclear Bomb" - 



Tour Dates:

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
3/20 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
3/22 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
3/24 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
3/25 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)
3/26 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (Florida State University)
3/27 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/29 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (Back Room)
3/31 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
4/1 - Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
4/2 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Nightclub
4/5 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
4/6 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet's
4/7 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
7/28 - New York, NY @ Panorama Festival

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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