|Chantal Euringer Claret|
February 21, 1982 |
Berkeley, California, U.S.
|Origin||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Indie rock, Power pop, Soul|
|Labels||Capitol Records MTV Networks The End Records|
Claret was born on February 21, 1982 in Berkeley, California, the daughter of art collectors, Foster and his Romanian-born wife Monique (1947–2004). 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.
Prior to meeting Pedro Yanowitz and starting Morningwood with him, Claret says she was attending film school with an eye on directing music videos. 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. She is featured on the song "Wait (The Nexus)" by Mike Relm. Morningwood completed their final tour March 3 through March 11 opening for Mindless Self Indulgence with their final show at Irving Plaza in New York, NY 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. Her debut solo record The One, The Only... was released on June 19, 2012. "Bite Your Tongue" can be heard in commercials for Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 12 Promo as well as ESPN First Take. "Honey Honey" & "Pleasure Seeker" have been featured on VH1's Mob Wives.
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.
On September 10, 2014 Claret began a Pledge Campaign for her No Good Way To Die EP which was 100% funded within 24 hours. 
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.
On January 18, 2008 she married Jimmy Urine (James Euringer), lead singer of Mindless Self Indulgence. The couple founded a clothing company together called 'Tour Crush'. Claret featured in an episode of LA Ink to get a tattoo on her wrist reading 'Tour Crush' which Kat Von D herself tattooed.
- Morningwood (EP) (Rockhardcock Records; 2003)
- It's Tits (EP) (Possibly The Last Record Company; 2003)
- Morningwood (Capitol Records; Jan 10, 2006)
- Sugarbaby (EP) (Capitol Records; 2008)
- Diamonds & Studs (MTV/VH1 Records; Oct 27, 2009)
- 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 (EP) (Independent; Feb 21, 2015)
- Chantal Claret, Conquistadora (EP) (Independent; Feb 26, 2016)
- "Wait (The Nexus)" by Mike Relm, featuring Chantal Claret (YouTube video) (Radio Fried Records; Jan 14, 2010)>
- 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)
- Chantal Claret vs Adrian Young, cover of "Lazy" (1987)
- Morningwood song credits, Allmusic
- slashxmistress. "Hey Little Pretty With The Tattooed Skin: Chantal Claret"
- A tribute to Monique Goldstrom
- Last.fm. "Chantal Claret's mini-bio".
- Cutler, Vanessa, "Morningwood"
- American Mod, Internet Movie Database.
- Skullcandy. Mike Relm and Google present “Wait (The Nexus)”.
- VEVO. .
- https://twitter.com/chantalclaret Archived March 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- Amazon. .
- The End. .
- ESPN. .
- Entertainment Weekly. .
- VH1. .
- Billboard. .
- vegas24seven. "Chantal Claret Rocks The Stage For An Extended Run At Vinyl Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sept. 29 – Nov. 30 » Vegas24Seven.com"
- iTunes. .
- Pledge. .
- CoreMusik. Thrice.
- "Morningwood Blog". Morningwoodrocks.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- "Mindless Self Indulgence website". Mindlessselfindulgence.com. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- "Facebook". Tour Crush. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
- Mike Relm (Jan 14, 2010). "Mike Relm - Wait (The Nexus) feat. Chantal Claret (YouTube video)".
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