Chantal Claret

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Chantal Claret Euringer
Chantal Claret
Background information
Born (1982-02-21) February 21, 1982 (age 35)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Indie rock, Power pop, Soul
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active 2004–present
Labels Capitol Records MTV Networks The End Records
Associated acts Morningwood

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, 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.[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.



  • 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)

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 (EP) (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)[23]>
  • 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 song credits, Allmusic
  2. ^ slashxmistress. "Hey Little Pretty With The Tattooed Skin: Chantal Claret"[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Barbara Schaefer Art: A TRIBUTE TO MONIQUE GOLDSTROM". 
  4. ^ "Chantal Claret's mini-bio".
  5. ^ Cutler, Vanessa, "Morningwood" Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ American Mod, Internet Movie Database.
  7. ^ Skullcandy. Mike Relm and Google present “Wait (The Nexus)”.
  8. ^ VEVO. [1].
  9. ^ Archived March 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Amazon. [2].
  11. ^ The End. [3] Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine..
  12. ^ ESPN. [4].
  13. ^ Entertainment Weekly. [5].
  14. ^ VH1. [6] Archived May 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine..
  15. ^ Billboard. [7].
  16. ^ vegas24seven. "Chantal Claret Rocks The Stage For An Extended Run At Vinyl Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sept. 29 – Nov. 30 »"
  17. ^ iTunes. [8].
  18. ^ Pledge. [9].
  19. ^ CoreMusik. Thrice Archived 2010-10-13 at the Wayback Machine..
  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. ^ Mike Relm (Jan 14, 2010). "Mike Relm - Wait (The Nexus) feat. Chantal Claret (YouTube video)". 

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