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Alternative & Indie - Released February 1, 2019 | Secretly Canadian

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Pulling demonic grimaces with her angelic face, the young Clementine Creevy is, despite everything, fully in charge here. The departure of her bass player and her recent keyboard recruit Sasami Ashworth leaves her in command of a new team. At the age of 22, Clementine already has seven years of skipping school and creating music under her belt. Her Los Angeles trio have now released a third album that confirms their maturity: Stuffed & Ready, after Papa Cremp (2014) released by Burger Records and Apocalipstick (2017) on the label Secretly Canadian. It’s more or less a balanced mix of indie American rock, pop, garage and emo, and Cherry Glazerr has hardened her formula. Her elegiac voice, which is clear on the record and absent on stage, accompanies the ten tracks on which the guitar takes pride of place (Stupid Fish). Leaving aside the political themes explored in Apocalipstick, Creevy writes about her loneliness and the absurdity of social networks. "I'm obsessed with social networks. I delete Instagram every couple days, so I can remember what it's like to live my life. It's such a neurotic place - a string of cries for help." From this follows the tracks Isolation and That's Not My Real Life. Still in gestation, there’s no doubt that Cherry Glazerr is one to watch. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz
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Alternative & Indie - Released November 8, 2018 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 20, 2017 | Secretly Canadian

After releasing their second album, Haxel Princess, in 2014 Cherry Glazerr underwent a revamp. Vocalist/guitarist Clementine Creevy restocked the band with new members, turned to a pair of veteran producers in Joe Chiccarelli and Carlos de la Garza, and gave their previous grunge-garage sound a slicker, more powerful upgrade. 2017's Apocalipstick has a powerful wallop earlier albums lacked, with the bass and drums punching through the mix, Creevy's guitar slashing and crashing, and her vocals showing some growth. Songs sound more fleshed out, both sonically and lyrically, and the arrangements are fuller too. It's a step up from the exciting and weird amateurism of previous releases that proves the band isn't a joke. It also takes them one step closer to sounding like every other band with one foot in the '90s and one foot in the weird rock underground, and despite Creevy's best efforts, Apocalipstick comes off sounding a little overdone and generic. For every interesting song like "Told You I'd Be with the Guys," which combines Creevy's desperately pleading vocals with some jagged guitar playing and a thundering beat, there's a corresponding song like "Instagratification," which has few distinguishing characteristics as it rides a stock guitar riff and basic chord progression to nowhere. This dichotomy plays itself out all through the album, with the high points (the layered grunge pop ballad "Nuclear Bomb" and the synth-led new wave rockers "Lucid Dreams" and Moon Dust") not making up for the anonymous nature of the rest. It's a trade-off that many bands make as they progress, cashing in on the uniqueness of their original sound for something more palatable to the imagined masses. It almost never works out well for the band involved and despite a few bright moments where they almost get it right, it doesn't work for Cherry Glazerr here. ~ Tim Sendra
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Alternative & Indie - Released January 20, 2017 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released September 1, 2016 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 14, 2014 | Secretly Canadian

Cherry Glazerr's debut album, Haxel Princess, is the work of four L.A. kids with a very laid-back and relaxed approach to their noisy, poppy, almost ramshackle garage punk. Led by amazingly named singer/guitarist/songwriter Clementine Creevy, the band rumbles and rambles through a batch of songs that have influences in the grunge era, early lo-fi and Pavement, and garage rock, but fit in perfectly with contemporary West Coast slacker noise pop. The group never plays two notes where one will do, they only rarely boost the tempo above a creepy crawl, and Creevy has a wonderfully bored way of singing where she sounds like she's idly passing by a mike as she nonchalantly tells tales of heroic pet dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, and used Band-Aids. It makes for a slightly weirdo approach to pop that works really well, especially since they break up the molasses-filled mood with a few romping rockers like "White's Not My Color This Evening" and "Haxel Princess" that show Cherry Glazerr can kick up a fuss when they rouse themselves and let loose. A few of the tracks are recycled from their first EP for Burger, Papa Cremp, most notably their oddball ballad "Trick or Treat Dancefloor," which was somehow featured in an ad campaign for Saint Laurent and made it onto the CW superhero show Arrow. Chalk it up to the times the song was released in, or to the nicely idiosyncratic sound that Creevy and crew create on the song, but there is something unique about them and it's not surprising they caught some ears. Both the song and the album are definitely worth checking out if you like your guitar pop delivered in a decidedly off-kilter fashion. ~ Tim Sendra
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Alternative & Indie - Released March 3, 2013 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 12, 2017 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released October 28, 2014 | Suicide Squeeze Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released January 11, 2019 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released April 13, 2018 | Secretly Canadian

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 1, 2016 | Secretly Canadian