Cherry Glazerr are back, with a new album on the horizon. Apocalipstick is out on Jan 20th 2017, and its sound is vast and formidable – in short, really, bloody good.
The album’s track-listing boasts the same blissful sound that Cherry Glazerr are known for, but it’s bigger, better. As always, expect guitar-led songs. As always, expect pounding beats, induced by Tabor Allen’s drum kit. As always, expect wailing vocals and humorous lyrics, bent by Clementine Creevy’s teething tonsils. But hold tight for more intensity, more power and more destruction, cemented tight with energy anew.
Creevy is yet to experience writer’s block. The LA-based front girl tackles socio-political issues head on in I Told You I’d be with The Guys. According to Creevy, the song is about female solidarity – an idea which becomes evident as she howls the eponymous line. She claims that the song is both hopeful and dismal, though it sounds mostly dismal to this wide-eared writer.
Of the lot, though, the re-recorded version of Nurse Ratched wins by a hair – and not just because of the creepy low-budget horror-film-inspired video. The production of Joe Chiccarelli, who’s worked with names like Rufus Wainright, The Strokes and The Killers, really shines through on this track. He builds a wall of tension, pieced together by creepy tremolo guitars and an oh-so-satisfying chorus, which wouldn’t be nearly as great were it not for his exceptional mixing prowess. The Great Wall of Apocalipstick. Never has a wall been so coalescing.
27th Fresno, CA - Strummers
28th Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
29th Pomona, CA - Glass House
30th San Diego, CA - Irenic
15th Washington, DC - DC9
16th Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMoca
18th New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
20th Boston, MA - Middle East
21st Montreal, Quebec - The Ritz
25th Toronto, Ontario - Velvet Underground
25th Detroit, MI - El Club
27th Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
28th Chicago, IL - Subterranean
30th Madison, WI - Rathskeller at U of Wisconsin Madison
31st Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
1st Omaha, NE - Slowdown
3rd Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
4th Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
7th Vancouver, British Colombia - The Cobalt
8th Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
9th Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11th San Francisco, CA - Slim's
12th Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
16th Los Angeles, CA - Teragram
22nd Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Bar
28th London, England - The Camden Assembly
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Pre-order Apocalipstick now via Secretly Canadian
Photography: Daria Kobayashi Ritch for Me & You