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After releasing 2016’s critically acclaimed Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr spent the next 18 months touring the world on their own steam. Between DIY All Ages venues, rock clubs, large festival stages, and massive theaters with some of the world’s best and most beloved bands (The Pixies, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, and The Breeders, among others), the band has really only stopped to work on their follow up, Stuffed and Ready. While furiously building the band’s sound and ideas, front person Clem Creevy enlisted Carlos de La Garza to be the band’s studio co-collaborator as they evolved the songs and refined the recordings.

Cherry Glazerr performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 7th, 2019.

Songs: That’s Not My Real Life, Self Explained, Daddi, Wasted Nun.

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Los Angeles-based trio Cherry Glazerr released a new album, Stuffed & Ready, back in February via Secretly Canadian. This week they shared a remix of the Blonde Redhead-sounding “Daddi” by musician/comedian Reggie Watts. These days Watts is best known as the band leader on The Late Late Show with James Corden, but before that he had successful comedy and music careers and even once did a hilarious TED Talk.

The band’s Clementine Creevy had this to say about the remix in a press release: “I think a lot of rock musicians secretly would love to make a club floor banger – and Reggie helped us get there with his amazing booty shaking remix of ‘Daddi.'” Stuffed & Readyis the band’s fourth album and the follow-up to Apocalypstick, which was released on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day in 2017. Instead of focusing on political songwriting, the craziness of the last two years made 22-year-old Creevy turn inwards.

“I am telling my story of how I feel and where I am in life,” she said in a previous press release. “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.”

An initial version of Stuffed & Readywas recorded in early in 2018 with engineer/musician John Vanderslice. Creevy said that resulted in a “very live sounding, self-produced album, which was cool, but wasn’t exactly what I wanted to put into the ether right now.”

The band then turned to Carlos de la Garza, who had co-produced Apocalipstick. “I wanted a producer to push me,” Creevy explains. “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.”

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Given Cherry Glazerr’s long time KCRW fandom – the band name was inspired by our intrepid local Morning Edition anchor after all – it feels only natural that they would celebrate the release of their third album with us. And celebrate they did. Front woman Clem Creevy took to a mic festooned with Christmas lights with a palpable giddiness, and led her band through a breathless set of songs from the new album Stuffed & Ready. The band’s line-up has shifted a few times over the years, but Creevy remains constant in her growth as a vocalist and songwriter. She gave KCRW a peek into this process as she elaborated on the album title saying “Stuffed and ready is this idea that I had that when you’re stuffed you feel kind of ill-equipped to do anything, but like lie on the couch and it’s this idea that even when you feel ill-equipped you go and do it anyways, because if you’re sitting around waiting for perfection nothing’s gonna happen.”

In the best possible sense Clem doesn’t seem like an artist that has ever let perfection get in the way of her artistic expression, but it does sound like creating the particular batch of songs that would become Stuffed & Ready took a great amount of careful consideration in a way that was somewhat new. Creevy also stated “I felt the need to express my raw emotions in a way that I hadn’t done before, and I questioned myself a lot with the lyrics on this album, and sort of went through it a bunch, and went through every song 100 times trying to make sure the lyrics made sense and fit with the essence of the song which I had never done before. And it was… it definitely made me feel vulnerable in a lot of ways.” She also joked that she didn’t know how sad the album was until she was done with it, and everyone started telling her how sad it was.

This all feels greatly contradictory to watching Cherry Glazerr live though; the current band is a tight knit trio consisting of Creevy, bassist Devin O’Brien, and drummer Tabor Allen. All appeared to be having an absolute blast as they dove into each raucous number, particularly on the standout singles “Daddi,” and “Wasted Nun.”

Tales of past intense performances were shared, and Creevy still shows glimpses of the charmingly awkward high schooler that we first came to know her as – especially when asked to comment on the presence of billboards (!) for the album around town. She assured us that of course the band would continue partying like rock stars in honor of the day’s release. Kicking off the festivities in the dwindling days of our basement studio was a pure thrill.

Musicians:
Clementine Creevy – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Devin O’Brien – Bass
Tabor Allen – Drums

After releasing 2016’s critically acclaimed Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr spent the next 18 months touring the world on their own steam. Between DIY All Ages venues, rock clubs, large festival stages, and massive theaters with some of the world’s best and most beloved bands (The Pixies, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, and The Breeders, among others), the band has really only stopped to work on their follow up, “Stuffed & Ready”. While furiously building the band’s sound and ideas, front person Clem Creevy enlisted Carlos de La Garza to be the band’s studio co-collaborator as they evolved the songs and refined the recordings.

“Wasted Nun” from ‘Stuffed & Ready’ by Cherry Glazerr out February 1st, 2019 on Secretly Canadian

Stuffed & Ready

After releasing 2016’s critically acclaimed “Apocalipstick”, Cherry Glazerr spent the next 18 months touring the world on their own steam.

Btween diy all ages venues, rock clubs, large festival stages, and massive theaters with some of the world’s best and most beloved bands (the pixies, flaming lips, slowdive, and the breeders, among others), the band has really only stopped to work on their follow up, ttled “Stuffed & Ready”. while furiously building the band’s sound and ideas, With the amazing front person Clem Creevy she enlisted Carlos de la Garza to be the band’s studio co-collaborator as they evolved the songs and refined the recordings.

The LA-based trio Cherry Glazerr have released this song. Now I hope you understand what all the fuss is about. Led by 21-year-old frontwoman Clementine Creevy, the band have just announced this their fourth album, Stuffed & Ready, wll be out February 1st. Iggy Pop has been a fan of these guys for ages, so they’re definitely doing in the  right direction.

“Wasted Nun” from ‘Stuffed & Ready’ by Cherry Glazerr out February 1st, 2019 on Secretly Canadian

Cherry Glazerr return with the mature 'Daddi' from their new album

Cherry Glazerr‘s last album Apocalipstick was an absolute blast of a record, that saw the Clementine Creevy-led act exploding into a more well-rounded sound. They’ve now announced the follow up: it’s called Stuffed & Ready and comes out on February 1st through Secretly Canadian. Speaking about the development between records, Creevy says: “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.”

That weariness is certainly audible in lead single ‘Daddi’, where a relatively restrained Cherry Glazerr weave through an bruised blue, electronics-imbued verse, Creevy asking all sorts of worrying and untoward questions. This turmoil comes rocketing to a head in the chorus, where the band gives us their trademark guitar detonation, but this time the message is clear and confronting: “don’t hold my hand/ don’t be my man.” It’s a coercive sign of what’s to come on Stuffed & Ready.

‘Daddi’ also comes with an animated video, created with Danny Cole, the creative director for Portugal. The Man.