Chantal Claret

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Chantal Claret Euringer
Chantal Claret
Background information
Born (1982-02-21) February 21, 1982 (age 37)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, Power pop, Soul
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active2004–present
LabelsCapitol Records MTV Networks The End Records
Associated actsMorningwood

Chantal Claret Euringer (born February 21, 1982), known as Chantal Claret, is an American singer/songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer for the rock and power pop band Morningwood.[1]

Early life[edit]

Claret was born on February 21, 1982 in Berkeley, California,[2] the daughter of art collectors, Foster and his Romanian-born wife Monique (1947–2004).[3] She primarily grew up in New York City, but has also lived in Texas. As a teenager, Claret was a promoter for several clubs in New York City.[4]

Music career[edit]

Chantal Claret in Orlando, Florida

Prior to meeting Pedro Yanowitz and starting Morningwood with him, Claret says she was attending film school with an eye on directing music videos.[5] She directed the Morningwood music video for "Take Off Your Clothes" & "Snobby Little Elf", as well as claymation video for "Little Hard On's" by The Left Rights . In 1999 Claret appeared in the short film, American Mod.[6] She is featured on the song "Wait (The Nexus)" by Mike Relm.[7] Morningwood played their final show at Irving Plaza in New York, on March 11, 2012.

On March 5, 2012, Vevo featured Claret's debut video "Pop Pop Bang Bang" directed by David Yarovesky for her solo EP The Pleasure Seeker, which was released on The End Records on April 3, 2012.[8][9] Her debut solo record The One, The Only... was released on June 19, 2012.[10][11] "Bite Your Tongue" can be heard in commercials for Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 12 Promo as well as ESPN First Take.[12][13] "Honey Honey" & "Pleasure Seeker" have been featured on VH1's Mob Wives.[14]

"Pop Pop Bang Bang" is featuring on Perez Hilton's first music compilation entitled Pop Up released on August 7.[15]

Beginning September 29, 2012 Claret began a three-month residency at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas) in Las Vegas at their new music venue, Vinyl.[16]

In March 2013 she signed to BMG as a songwriter. In August 2013 Claret wrote the theme song "I'm Serious" for Bravo's Eat, Drink, Love. In January 2015, Claret & her husband released a song "Daisy Bell" under the name of Tour Crush.[17]

On September 10, 2014 Claret began a Pledge Campaign for her No Good Way To Die EP which was 100% funded within 24 hours. [18]

Personal life[edit]

Claret, along with Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge, wrote a monthly advice column called "Battle of the Sexes" in Alternative Press magazine for nearly 3 years, which was discontinued in the Winter of 2007.[19]

On January 18, 2008 she married Jimmy Urine (James Euringer), lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence.[20][21] The couple founded a clothing company together called 'Tour Crush'.[22] Claret featured in an episode of LA Ink to get a tattoo on her wrist reading 'Tour Crush' which Kat Von D herself tattooed.

January 29, 2019, Claret and Euringer announced Claret's pregnancy with twin girls via Instagram.[23] This announcement was followed on June 6, 2019 by an article Claret wrote for The New York Times about how pregnancy affected her creative drive.[24]



Chantal Claret[edit]

  • The Pleasure Seeker (EP) (The End Records; Apr 3, 2012)
  • The One, The Only... (The End Records; Jun 19, 2012)
  • "I'm Serious" (single) (Selectracks; Aug 13, 2013)
  • Tour Crush, "Daisy Bell" (single) (Tour Crush; Jan 18, 2014)
  • Chantal Claret, No Good Way To Die (EP) (Independent; Dec 2, 2014)
  • Chantal Claret, "The Girl is Back In Town" (single) (Independent; Dec 2, 2014)
  • Chantal Claret, Battles of a Heavy Heart (Independent; Feb 21, 2015)
  • Chantal Claret, Conquistadora (EP) (Independent; Feb 26, 2016)
  • Chantal Claret, Let's Pretend Everything's Okay (EP) (Independent; Mar 23, 2017)

Other appearances[edit]

  • "Wait (The Nexus)" by Mike Relm, featuring Chantal Claret (YouTube video) (Radio Fried Records; Jan 14, 2010)[25]>
  • Friends of P – Tribute To The Rentals (Manifesto Records; 2008)
    • Morningwood, cover of "The Cruise" (1999)
  • New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love & Rockets (Justice Records; Aug 18, 2009)


  1. ^ "Morningwood - Songs - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Barbara Schaefer Art: A TRIBUTE TO MONIQUE GOLDSTROM".\accessdate=29 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Chantal Claret — Free listening, videos, concerts, stats and photos at". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Morningwood - Elites TV - Your Elite News Source". 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ American Mod, Internet Movie Database.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-07-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Chantal Claret - Official Music Videos, Songs, and More - Vevo". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  9. ^ "chantal claret (@chantalclaret) - Twitter". 17 March 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  10. ^ "The One, The Only..." 19 June 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Chantal Claret's New EP The Pleasure Seeker Available Exclusively On The iTunes Store Today". 2 April 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  12. ^ "ESPN music". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  13. ^ "'Degrassi' season 12 music video promo". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Playlist: Listen To All Of The Songs Featured On Your Favorite VH1 Shows During The Month Of April – - VH1 Tuner". 22 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Exclusive: Perez Hilton Announces 'Pop Up' Music Compilation". Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ "Daisy Bell (feat. Chantal Claret & Jimmy Urine) - Single by Tour Crush on Apple Music". 18 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Chantal Claret: New EP on Vinyl & More". PledgeMusic. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  19. ^ "CoreMusik - Thrice". 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 13 October 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Morningwood Blog". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  21. ^ "Mindless Self Indulgence website". Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  22. ^ "Facebook". Tour Crush. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  23. ^ Claret, Chantal. "If you know me you know I love a deal. Looks like we got a '2 for 1' special on babies. [...]". Instagram. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  24. ^ Claret, Chantal. "How Pregnancy Zapped My Creative Drive". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Mike Relm - Wait (The Nexus) feat. Chantal Claret". YouTube. Jan 14, 2010.

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