Alex Cameron – Far From Born Again
Cherry Glazerr, the Los Angeles based trio led by 21-year-old frontwoman Clementine Creevy, announces their fourth album Stuffed & Ready, due February 1st. Alongside today’s announcement, they share the lead single “Daddi“, with an animated video that seeks to visualize the song’s searing attack against traditional gender roles. The video was directed by artist Danny Cole, the creative director for Portugal. The Man, who the band supported on US dates this year. Cherry Glazerr have also announced North American and European tour dates in support of Stuffed & Ready.
Stuffed & Ready follows Cherry Glazerr’s Secretly Canadian debut Apocalipstick, an album that sizzled with Creevy’s confidence, vision and fiercely idiosyncratic personality. On that album they were lauded by the New York Times as one of the bands that prove “women are making the best rock music today” and were voted LA’s “Best Indie Band” by LA Weekly.
The two tumultuous years since the release of Apocalipstick, on Inauguration Day in 2017, could have pushed the band toward further explicitly topical commentary. However as Creevy began writing the thirty songs that eventually became the ten of Stuffed & Ready, she found unexpected inspiration by turning inward. Her unblinking honesty in attempt to reconcile confusion and anger in the current political climate gives the album its power and gravity. “I am telling my story of how I feel and where I am in life,” she says. “I’ve felt the need to explain my feelings … not just state them, but search for why I feel the way I do honestly. With Apocalipstick, I was an over-confident teenager trying to solve the world’s problems. With Stuffed & Ready, I’m a much more weary and perhaps a more cynical woman who believes you need to figure your own self out first.”
Now as a three-piece composed of Creevy alongside drummer Tabor Allen and bassist Devin O’Brien (synth player Sasami Ashworth has moved on to her own solo work,) Cherry Glazerr made a first version of Stuffed & Ready early in 2018 with much-loved engineer and musician John Vanderslice. Together they concocted a “very live sounding, self-produced album, which was cool, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted to put into the ether right now,” says Creevy. So they approached Carlos de la Garza, who had co-produced Apocalipstick. “I wanted a producer to push me. I wanted to be questioned, to rip my songs apart and look at their guts and pour myself open again. And I wanted it to sound massive.”
Since the first guitar demos she made in her bedroom at the age of 16, Clementine Creevy has always wanted to make music that connects with people. On Apocalipstick, she did that by telling them what she thought. On Stuffed & Ready, she’s showing them who she really is, a songwriter newly tempered and strengthened by turning inwards.
Secretly Canadian exclusive Stuffed & Ready preorder bundle includes limited red opaque vinyl, CD, poster, custom designed hip pack and temporary tattoo.
Cherry Glazerr Tour Dates
Wed. Feb. 13th – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Thu. Feb. 14th – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Fri. Feb. 15th – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sat. Feb. 16th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Tue. Feb. 19th – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Wed. Feb. 20th – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
Thu. Feb. 21st – Detroit, MI – El Club
Fri. Feb 22nd – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
Sat. Feb. 23rd – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Sun. Feb. 24th – Columbus, OH – Melted Music Festival
Tue. Feb. 26th – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
Wed. Feb. 27th – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
Fri. Mar. 1st – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
Sat. Mar. 2nd – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Mon. Mar. 4th – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Wed. Mar. 6th – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Thu. Mar. 7th – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
Fri. Mar. 8th – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Sun. Mar. 10th – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Mon. Mar. 11th – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Fri. Mar. 29th – Dublin, IE – Whelan
Mon. Apr. 1st – Glasgow, U.K. – Stereo
Tue. Apr. 2nd – Manchester, U.K. – Gorilla
Wed. Apr. 3rd – London, U.K. – Brixton Electric
Thu. Apr. 4th – Bristol, U.K. – Thekla
Sat. Apr. 6th – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere
Mon. Apr. 8th – Luxembourg City, LU – Rotondes,
Tue. Apr. 9th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Wed. Apr. 10th – Hamburg, DE – Molotow
Thu. Apr. 11th – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
Fri. Apr. 12th – Stockholm, Sweden – Melodybox
Sat. Apr. 13th – Gothenburg, SE – Oceanen
Mon. Apr. 15th – Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
Tue. Apr. 16th – Cologne, DE – Blue Shell
Thu. Apr. 18th – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
Today Alex Cameron releases his third album, 'Miami Memory.' As with 2017’s 'Forced Witness,' Cameron’s flair for narrative and character are on full display, yet for the first time, 'Miami Memory'’s most frequent narrator is himself. 'Miami Memory' is Cameron’s love letter to his partner; a vulnerable, tender, and at times lustful, dedication to the one he loves.
Following “Far From Born Again, “Divorce,” and “Miami Memory,” Cameron now presents the album opener and final pre-release single, “Stepdad.” Cameron has become a major presence in his girlfriend’s children’s lives, and “Stepdad” is an ode to the oft-mocked peripheral parental role.
Whitney, the Chicago-based band led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek, today release their sophomore album, Forever Turned Around. On the follow up to their much-beloved debut, 2016’s Light Upon the Lake, Ehrlich and Kakacek grapple with the anxiety and acceptance that time is limited and navigate questions of mortality, doubt, love, and friendship.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proclaimed August 30th to be Whitney Day in Chicago to celebrate the release of the band’s sophomore album, 'Forever Turned Around,' out that day. Throughout August 30th, fans will have a chance to celebrate with the band around the city.