Apocalipstick (LP)


Cherry Glazerr

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Amoeba Review

01/18/2017

When this trio of fresh faced weirdos popped into the scene four years ago with their first album, Haxel Princess, it felt like a fresh change from the garage sound of Burger Records. Their blend of psychedelic humor, punk attitude, and anime kawaii cuteness all wrapped in the feel of the '90s indie rock scene was unlike anything else. While band leader Clementine Creevy still writes the songs and leads the direction of her dreamy rock group, old bandmates Hannah Uribe and Sean Redman have split to pursue other projects. With the new addition of drummer Tabor Allen and synth guru Sasami Ashworth, Cherry Glazerr have lost the low-fi atmosphere and hit hard with a sophisticated, beautifully produced sophomore endeavor. Dropping the joyous, California rock expected from a group that emerged from its garage scene, Apocalipstick feels like the real Los Angeles: smoggy, bad trends, annoying strangers, and oppressive sunshine. It's a sponge soaked in tears, bad memories, and bad vibes that's represented perfectly with distorted guitars and drums right out of a skate punk track. From the opening dirge of "Told You I Would Be with the Guys," there's a sense of existential dread that was never apparent on their first album. It's a strange feminist manifesto about finding strength and solidarity with other women, but this comes with the uncomfortable realization that she has a dependency on men. "Nuclear Bomb" gives Ashworth, the synth player, a chance to show off some great harmonies as Creevy tears through the song. It fits perfectly with the self-loathing, destructive perspective of the song's fierceness. But Cherry Glazerr's new direction is embodied no better than on "Nurse Ratched." The track, named after the terrible nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, is bitter and almost violent, without a single ray of sunshine in this bleak landscape. If anything, Apocalipstick feels optimistic in the sense that the world of Los Angeles rock might be going into weirder directions. A perfect soundtrack for strange times.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Told You I'd Be With The Guys
Cherry Glazerr 04:33
2.
Trash People
Cherry Glazerr 03:08
3.
Moon Dust
Cherry Glazerr 02:34
4.
Humble Pro
Cherry Glazerr 02:43
5.
Nuclear Bomb
Cherry Glazerr 03:45


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Only Kid On The Block
Cherry Glazerr 03:45
2.
Lucid Dreams
Cherry Glazerr 03:40
3.
Sip O' Poison
Cherry Glazerr 02:20
4.
Nurse Ratched
Cherry Glazerr 03:01
5.
Instagratification
Cherry Glazerr 02:45
6.
Apocalipstick
Cherry Glazerr 02:05

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