Cherry Glazerr Ooze Girl Power
Still in high school and already signed to a garage rock label, Burger Records, Cherry Glazerr first made a name for themselves in 2014 with their debut album, Hazel Princess. Now they’re back and fresher than ever with a new album that features eleven gutsy tracks. Apocalipstick (via Secretly Canadian), compared to their previous and initial album, has a tune that’s polished and precise, with songs featuring various sounds, from soft and melodic to loud and festive. Brand new drummer, Tabor Allen, brings a sharper, louder style and multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth brightens and “groovifies” things on synth. In addition to that, Cherry Glazerr got to pair up with big-name producers Joe Chiccarelli and Carlos de la Garza, whose combined catalogs include work with prominent artists such as The Strokes, Elton John, The White Stripes, Tegan & Sara and M83.
Apocalipstick’s first two tracks, “Told You I’d Be With The Guys” and “Trash People,” give listeners a great heads up of what’s to come with the rest of this record. Their hooking opener vocalizes Cherry Glazerr’s apparent dislike of sexism. This theme stays consistent in the album from start to finish. “Trash People” blatantly celebrates the girls’ – along with many others’ – raunchy habits with lyrics that describe them wearing the same panties three days in a row and having a room that smells just like an ashtray. The band illuminate girl power and challenge social issues in what sounds like the most fun way possible.
The album is chockfull of loud stoner rock, bass-heavy post punk and even features some smoother, mid-tempo tracks with ghostly, soft singing and satiny riffs (e.g. “Nuclear Bomb” and “Only Kid On The Block”). All in all, this effort helps Cherry Glazerr to solidify that they are indeed a tremendous and thriving feminist rock band. Everyone can benefit from having Apocalipstick in their music library. But with that being said, it is singer Clementine Creevy’s brilliantly unconventional personality that transcends through the lyrics and really brings the album together.