Cherry Glazerr

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Cherry Glazerr
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresNoise pop, garage rock, indie rock, grunge
Years active2013 (2013)–present
LabelsBurger Records, Secretly Canadian
Associated acts
Websitecherry-glazerr.com
MembersClementine Creevy
Tabor Allen
Devin O'Brien
Past membersSasami Ashworth
Sean Redman
Hannah Uribe
Sophia Muller

Cherry Glazerr is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States, formed in 2013. The current lineup consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Clementine Creevy, bassist Devin O'Brien and drummer Tabor Allen. The band's sound has transitioned from lo-fi, garage-rock in their debut release Haxel Princess in 2014, to a more polished rock sound, with elements of grunge punk and new wave, in their subsequent releases Apocalipstick and Stuffed and Ready.[1]

Formation and early years (2012-2016)[edit]

Cherry Glazerr originated as 'Clembutt': a solo project for then-15 year old vocalist and guitarist Clementine Creevy, who wrote, performed and uploaded a small catalogue of songs onto Soundcloud in 2012. The tracks were discovered by Burger Records co-founder Sean Bohrman, who released them as a tape titled Papa Cremp in 2013.[2] In 2013 Creevy was joined by her high school friends Hannah Uribe and Sophia Muller, on drums and vocals respectively, and Sean Redman on bass. The band takes its name from NPR Reporter Chery Glaser.[3] Cherry Glazerr began performing with a number of prominent bands and festival scenes in 2013, including SXSW, Beach Goth, at the El Rey with Mikal Cronin and Redd Kross, and alongside Fidlar at Burger Records' annual Burgerama festival, where they captured the attention of fashion icon Hedi Slimane.[3]

In 2014, the band, now a trio following the departure of vocalist Sophia Muller, released their full-length debut Haxel Princess on Burger Records, featuring percussion by Joel Jerome. The album, described as "concocted from a mix of attitude, silliness and garage-born guitar haze"[4] was praised for Creevy's unique vocals - alternating from dreamy to high-pitched, hostile and unforgiving[5] - and for its cynical, witty lyrics.[6]

Apocalipstick (2017-present)[edit]

Cherry Glazerr released their sophomore album, Apocalipstick, on January 20, 2017. The band's first album for Secretly Canadian was recorded at Hollywood's Sunset Sound studio in early 2016 with producers Joe Chicarrelli (The Strokes, The White Stripes) and Carlos De La Garza (Paramore),[7] and explores themes of female empowerment, individuality, sexuality and consumerism.[8] Apocalipstick was released to overall critical approval: it was described by Pitchfork as the band's "fiercest recording yet, full of shredding jams, furious howls, and self-aware swagger',[9] and its lead single 'I Told You I'd Be With The Guys' as a "tremendous indie rock tune powerful enough to restore your faith in the genre' by The Guardian.[10]

Cherry Glazerr toured extensively across Europe and North America throughout 2017, supporting Foster the People and Slowdive on their North American tours, and playing a number of festivals, including FYF Fest, Pitchfork Fest and La Route du Rock.

In 2018, Cherry Glazerr played at Coachella,[11] opened for Portugal. The Man and The Breeders, and released a new single, "Juicy Socks".

In November 2018, Cherry Glazerr announced their new album Stuffed & Ready would be released on February 1, 2019. They released a new single, "Daddi", with the announcement.

Their new song, Wasted Nun from the album Stuffed & Ready along with a NSFW music video for the song was released on 1/11/19[12]

Side projects[edit]

Music by Cherry Glazerr has been featured on a number of artistic platforms. After recruiting vocalist Clementine Creevy to model for the Yves Saint Laurent Campaign in 2013, creative director Hedi Slimane commissioned Cherry Glazerr to write a song for his Fall 2014 Saint Laurent's women's show ("Had Ten Dollaz").[13] In 2014, Cherry Glazerr recorded a new version of the Tiny Tim song “Tiptoe Through The Tulips”, which was featured in the 2015 supernatural horror film Insidious: Chapter 3.[14] Creevy also supplied guest vocals for the Death Grips song "Giving Bad People Good Ideas", on the album Bottomless Pit.[15]

Frontwoman Clementine Creevy has acted in the Amazon Prime TV series Transparent, fronting the fictional rock band Glitterish.[16] In 2017, VICE magazine produced a short autobiographical documentary about Creevy titled "Clementine Creevy: The Millenial [sic] Punk Feminist Icon".[17]

Members[edit]

The band has undergone a number of lineup changes since its inception. In 2015, Hannah Uribe left the band in pursuit of other artistic projects.[18] In 2015, Cherry Glazerr saw the addition of two new musicians: multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth on synths, who was invited to join the band by Sean Redman, and drummer Tabor Allen, who was subsequently invited to join the band by Ashworth.[19] In mid-2016, and after participating in the recording of Apocalipstick,[20] Redman departed and became a full-time member of his other band The Buttertones. He was replaced by bassist Devin O'Brien in 2017. In January 2018, Cherry Glazerr announced that Sasami Ashworth had left the band in order to concentrate on her own musical projects.[21]

On the subject of the band's change in personnel, Clementine Creevy described Cherry Glazerr as "a band that I lead, that has had a lot of beautiful additions to it and a lot of people have played in it. I’m proud of that...it feels like the type of exploration of collaborative music that I’ve always wanted to achieve".[22]

Current members

  • Clementine Creevy – lead vocals, guitar (2013–present)
  • Tabor Allen – drums (2015–present)
  • Devin O'Brien – bass (2017–present)

Former members

  • Sasami Ashworth – synths (2015–2018)
  • Sean Redman – bass (2013–2016)
  • Hannah Uribe – drums (2013–2015)
  • Sophia Muller - vocals (2013)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

EPs

  • Papa Cremp (2013)
  • Had Ten Dollaz (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cherry Glazerr: Apocalipstick". GodIsInTheTVZine. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Cherry Glazerr: Apocalipstick". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Cherry Glazerr: High School Rockers". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Cherry Glazerr, fast-rising rock trio, a darker kind of cute". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Cherry Glazerr: Haxel Princess". Far Out Magazine. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Album Review: Cherry Glazerr, Haxel Princess". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Cherry Glazerr Announce New Album". Secretly Canadian. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Cherry Glazerr: Apocalipstick". Punk News. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Cherry Glazerr: Apocalipstick". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Apocalipstick: Cherry Glazerr review - a lot to love". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Beyond the Headliners: here are 10 awesome bands playing Coachella 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  12. ^ "CHERRY GLAZERR SHARES NSFW VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, "WASTED NUN" - NEW STUFFED & READY ALBUM OUT 2/1 via SECRETLY CANADIAN". Music News Net. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Stream the song Hedi Slimane just had to have on the Saint Laurent runway". Vogue. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Insiduous Chapter 3: Tiptoe through the Tulips with Cherry Glazerr". Dread Central. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Death Grips: Bottomless Pit". Pitchfork. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Clementine Creevy is everyone's favorite subject, but she'd rather talk about something else". I-D vice. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Clementine Creevy: The Millenial Punk Feminist Icon". Vimeo. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Departure of Hannah Uribe". Facebook. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  19. ^ "We Got Sweet with Cherry Glazerr". Nasty Galaxy. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Cherry Glazerr Defines Today's L.A. Sound". Westword. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Sasami Ashworth departure". Insatgram. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Cherry Glazerr Drops "Juicy Socks" Video Prior to Coachella". LA Weekly. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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