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Cheerleader

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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"Cheerleader on Killing Moon"

UH YEAYUH. We’ve had a rather exciting 24-ish hours. Then again, are our hours anything less than exciting? Sure, occasionally certain eventualities are guilty of existing on the more-teppid end of the excitement spectrum – stuff like going to get lunch, which y’know is cool and all, but we do that sort of shit on the reg so it can’t be all that mental – but even more occasionally does the excitement levels push beyond heat levels that would rival the mighty sun itself. So, a couple of weeks ago, or maybe more like a month, we went ahead and blurted all over the Facebookinternet thingy that some Draper big-boy shit was going down. We’re very nearly there. Yesterday was a big step. We don’t know if we should open our big mouths about it just yet lest we fucketh thingies uppeth, but soon. Real soon. Anyway, this coupled with the wonderful round-off to today’s proceedings that we’ll be seeing our bro-mans The Vestals play to a sold-out Islington Academy in support of Young Kato (our guy Geth has been texting us rather spicy messages throughout the course of the day and sending us plenty of like-musical accompaniments) has left us in a pretty great mood, in case you couldn’t tell before. So we have a pretty upbeat Track Of The Day to go along with it, obviously. Enter Cheerleader. A guy told us about them, as guys usually do, a few moon-revolutions ago but he has politely requested that he remain anonymous for the purposes of this post. It’s all very smoke-and-mirrors you see. Anyway. Music. These guys are based out of the streets of Philadelphia, and moved there from somewhere. Or something. Anyway, the point is that this is the sort of shit that just makes you wanna drive with the sunroof down, stand out of it all Tom Hanks in Big-style, and just cruise down a road at a snails pace whilst bouncing to the summertime vibes and pointing at all and sundry a bit like this. In that respect, we reckon this sounds like Pixies doing Beck doing Peter Bjorn & John doing Dandy Warhols doing The Sleepy Jackson. Or something. We could be wrong. Don’t care. Too excited. - Killing Moon


"Cheerleader on Killing Moon"

UH YEAYUH. We’ve had a rather exciting 24-ish hours. Then again, are our hours anything less than exciting? Sure, occasionally certain eventualities are guilty of existing on the more-teppid end of the excitement spectrum – stuff like going to get lunch, which y’know is cool and all, but we do that sort of shit on the reg so it can’t be all that mental – but even more occasionally does the excitement levels push beyond heat levels that would rival the mighty sun itself. So, a couple of weeks ago, or maybe more like a month, we went ahead and blurted all over the Facebookinternet thingy that some Draper big-boy shit was going down. We’re very nearly there. Yesterday was a big step. We don’t know if we should open our big mouths about it just yet lest we fucketh thingies uppeth, but soon. Real soon. Anyway, this coupled with the wonderful round-off to today’s proceedings that we’ll be seeing our bro-mans The Vestals play to a sold-out Islington Academy in support of Young Kato (our guy Geth has been texting us rather spicy messages throughout the course of the day and sending us plenty of like-musical accompaniments) has left us in a pretty great mood, in case you couldn’t tell before. So we have a pretty upbeat Track Of The Day to go along with it, obviously. Enter Cheerleader. A guy told us about them, as guys usually do, a few moon-revolutions ago but he has politely requested that he remain anonymous for the purposes of this post. It’s all very smoke-and-mirrors you see. Anyway. Music. These guys are based out of the streets of Philadelphia, and moved there from somewhere. Or something. Anyway, the point is that this is the sort of shit that just makes you wanna drive with the sunroof down, stand out of it all Tom Hanks in Big-style, and just cruise down a road at a snails pace whilst bouncing to the summertime vibes and pointing at all and sundry a bit like this. In that respect, we reckon this sounds like Pixies doing Beck doing Peter Bjorn & John doing Dandy Warhols doing The Sleepy Jackson. Or something. We could be wrong. Don’t care. Too excited. - Killing Moon


"Song of the Day - Cheerleader"

this philadelphia duo are fresh are on the scene and their hazy and beachy sounds are just in time for summer. “new daze” is an infectious and warm track that begs you to roll up your pant legs and find a pool to dip your feet into. - Humfink


"Song of the Day - Cheerleader"

this philadelphia duo are fresh are on the scene and their hazy and beachy sounds are just in time for summer. “new daze” is an infectious and warm track that begs you to roll up your pant legs and find a pool to dip your feet into. - Humfink


"Show Preview in Time Out"

Cheerleader offers shimmery, sweetly melodic guitar pop—perfect for summer in the city. Check the lovely "New Daze" on the band's website cheerleadersounds.com to get a taste. - Time Out New York


"Show Preview in Time Out"

Cheerleader offers shimmery, sweetly melodic guitar pop—perfect for summer in the city. Check the lovely "New Daze" on the band's website cheerleadersounds.com to get a taste. - Time Out New York


"Buzz On: Cheerleader"

If the season's first post-Memorial Day heat wave indicates anything, it's that summer is definitely coming (even if it won't technically be here for another few weeks). And now that we're waist-deep in the sticky throws of warm weather, aka that honeymoon period before we get too overheated, we're obviously going to need the perfect soundtrack for our "Backyard Beer 'N' Mason Jars" parties. Aaaand that would be our cue to introduce Philly-based indie-haze outfit Cheerleader, an act so fresh off the boat that even your cursed I've-heard-of-EVERYONE music friend will be all, "Who?"

Listen to Cheerleader after the jump.


Childhood friends from Hartford, Conn., Joe Haller and Chris Duran recently reconnected after college to form Cheerleader (which we're guessing would probably make anyone's first postcollege summer WAY more fun). After hanging out for a bit in their hometown, Joe and Chris ended up relocating to Philadelphia, where they put the finishing touches on three demo tracks (recorded in the boys' apartment) and introduced their new material just last week at Pianos in NYC.

Playing a charming mix of lo-fi guitar grunge, The Beach Boys' good vibes, and Wavves-inspired nonchalance, Cheerleader's hazy, lazy dream-pop starts with "New Daze," a Pixies-sounding guitar-driven track that later meanders into a cheerful, hand-clappy hook about opening up to new experiences: "Somebody says it's all in your mind/ Open up, put your heart, put your heart on the line."

Up next, "Dreamer" chimes in with sunny, clean-cut '50s pop guitar strokes, before succumbing to a grand, romantic proclamation: "I see a dreamer in you." Cheerleader close out the EP with "Do What You Want," which is probably the group's most radio-friendly track. It's backed by steady rhythm guitar and optimistic whistles. The optimism ends there, however, as Cheerleader forlornly sing "If only yesterday/ I knew all that were today / and I can't really say if anything would change/ would it be the same?" Ah, nothing like a little summertime existential crisis. Somebody book these guys a vacation! - MTV


"Buzz On: Cheerleader"

If the season's first post-Memorial Day heat wave indicates anything, it's that summer is definitely coming (even if it won't technically be here for another few weeks). And now that we're waist-deep in the sticky throws of warm weather, aka that honeymoon period before we get too overheated, we're obviously going to need the perfect soundtrack for our "Backyard Beer 'N' Mason Jars" parties. Aaaand that would be our cue to introduce Philly-based indie-haze outfit Cheerleader, an act so fresh off the boat that even your cursed I've-heard-of-EVERYONE music friend will be all, "Who?"

Listen to Cheerleader after the jump.


Childhood friends from Hartford, Conn., Joe Haller and Chris Duran recently reconnected after college to form Cheerleader (which we're guessing would probably make anyone's first postcollege summer WAY more fun). After hanging out for a bit in their hometown, Joe and Chris ended up relocating to Philadelphia, where they put the finishing touches on three demo tracks (recorded in the boys' apartment) and introduced their new material just last week at Pianos in NYC.

Playing a charming mix of lo-fi guitar grunge, The Beach Boys' good vibes, and Wavves-inspired nonchalance, Cheerleader's hazy, lazy dream-pop starts with "New Daze," a Pixies-sounding guitar-driven track that later meanders into a cheerful, hand-clappy hook about opening up to new experiences: "Somebody says it's all in your mind/ Open up, put your heart, put your heart on the line."

Up next, "Dreamer" chimes in with sunny, clean-cut '50s pop guitar strokes, before succumbing to a grand, romantic proclamation: "I see a dreamer in you." Cheerleader close out the EP with "Do What You Want," which is probably the group's most radio-friendly track. It's backed by steady rhythm guitar and optimistic whistles. The optimism ends there, however, as Cheerleader forlornly sing "If only yesterday/ I knew all that were today / and I can't really say if anything would change/ would it be the same?" Ah, nothing like a little summertime existential crisis. Somebody book these guys a vacation! - MTV


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