Faye Webster – Flowers (feat. Father)
Today Cherry Glazerr, the Los Angeles based trio led by 22-year-old frontwoman Clementine Creevy, releases their fourth album 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.
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 'Alex Cameron Live in San Francisco' via Secretly Canadian and Castle Face Records. An intimate evening with Alex and his indispensable sax man, Roy Molloy (beard in briefcase) performing at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco, a classy and lovingly maintained venue originally built in 1907 on Market Street.
After completing his previous projects Postcards and Ghostwriting , Jens Lekman came up with a new idea. He asked fellow Swedish songwriter Annika Norlin (Hello Saferide, Säkert!) to join him. The idea was that throughout the year of 2018, the two of them would correspond through music.
Shura will tour North America this fall in support of her much-anticipated second album to be released later this year via Secretly Canadian. The dates will take her across the West Coast, through the Midwest, and wrap up on the East Coast.
Today, Faye Webster shares the video for her new track “Flowers”, co-directed by Webster and Kevin Hayes. The collaboration with Father premiered today on Beats 1 and is the latest single from her forthcoming full length, Atlanta Millionaires Club, out May 24th via Secretly Canadian.