CHERRY GLAZERR: STUFFED AND READY
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Stuffed & Ready
Clementine Creevy-led L.A. trio Cherry Glazerr’s new Stuffed & Ready is a dizzying guitar album that hearkens back to the era of SPIN magazine and MTV Buzz Bin videos. This is seems like an album that should have been issued on CD— that shimmering circular thing that used to slip in and out of your Case Logic like one adolescent lover rendezvousing with another. Songs like the Pixies-esque “Ohio” erupt with crunchy guitars and an emotive refrain of “just take me away … just take me away.” The corroded power ballad “Isolation” builds off a descending bass line until it reaches a bombastic conclusion and “That’s Not My Real Life” is driven by a pulsating rhythm guitar that supernovas into the kind of sweaty 6 AM sunrise that comes after the after party. “Wasted Nun” could have easily existed in a previous life as one of Dave Grohl’s b-side contributions to the Nirvana canon, and “Stupid Fish” is a rocking whirling dervish taking equal inspiration from My Bloody Valentine and Pablo Honey-era Radiohead. Kick the tires (in your mind) of your old car that still had that blue-lit CD player in the dash and break the speed limit of your youth once again.
—Kegan Pierce Simons
CHERRY GLAZERR’S STUFFED & READY IS OUT FEB. 1 ON SECRETLY CANADIAN.