LA rockers Cherry Glazerr are one of the hardest punk bands currently on the rise. But that doesn’t mean they can’t soften it up when they want to.
If you’ve ever been to one of the three-piece garage rock band’s shows, you can expect a heavy dose of mosh pits and pogoing. The band dropped a new song as part of the anti-Trump project Our First 100 Days called “Hot Cheetos and Wine” and the song is heavily acoustic, with singer Clementine Creevy’s vocals a stark contrast from what you hear on their epic record Apocalpistick, which dropped in February. Listen to it below:
Think of “Hot Cheetos and Wine” as what the band would sound like in an MTV Unplugged setting. Similar to the way Kurt Cobain showed another side to Nirvana on their all-time great episode of that acoustic-based show with alternate more quiet versions of their songs, Cherry Glazerr shows they can dial it down and free themselves from the grunge label. Creevy has always been a quality guitarist, and that isn’t obscured on this track. Her amazing falsetto is also highlighted beautifully on the song.
You can catch Cherry Glazerr in the area with shows Thursday, April 7 at Pappy & Harriets and Friday, April 7 at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana. They’re currently at SXSW playing a slew of shows – if you’re in Austin you don’t want to miss them. They’ll also be on the festival circuit at FPSF, Pitchfork, Panorama, and Osheaga.