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Cherokee Red

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Cherokee Red - Cherokee Red"

Are you ready for another nostalgia-rock indie band to bolster those hipster credentials? Here’s a new comer to the scene with a full length album for your listening enjoyment.

The Pennsylvania band’s self description of “dream pop” is an apt one. The first song, “Vaya Con Dios”, is anchored by simple guitar chords and what sounds like a tambourine, while a dancing bass and drums threaten to take the song floating away. The female vocalist and backup vocalist sing with a calculated laziness that is anything but careless. Similarly, “Decanter” finds its structure in a simple chord progression while the rest of the song floats along. In the background is old voice clips from the 40’s or 30’s, maybe. A little more concrete is “So Tightly,” that showcases a little more complicated acoustic guitar work as well as a harmonica, giving it a folksy twist.

With a combination of noisy, floating instrumentals, folksy vocal harmonies, nostalgic audio clips from old newsreels, and the slow, lilting pace of the album makes me want to go to dark bar, drink absinthe and write poetry. In my case it would be atrocious poetry, particularly on absinthe, but the craving is there as I listen to this album!

In any event, check this album out if you’re looking for something different.

The national re-release of the self titled album will be on April 16 through Crash Avenue PR. - Music Ninja


"Cherokee Red - Cherokee Red"

Are you ready for another nostalgia-rock indie band to bolster those hipster credentials? Here’s a new comer to the scene with a full length album for your listening enjoyment.

The Pennsylvania band’s self description of “dream pop” is an apt one. The first song, “Vaya Con Dios”, is anchored by simple guitar chords and what sounds like a tambourine, while a dancing bass and drums threaten to take the song floating away. The female vocalist and backup vocalist sing with a calculated laziness that is anything but careless. Similarly, “Decanter” finds its structure in a simple chord progression while the rest of the song floats along. In the background is old voice clips from the 40’s or 30’s, maybe. A little more concrete is “So Tightly,” that showcases a little more complicated acoustic guitar work as well as a harmonica, giving it a folksy twist.

With a combination of noisy, floating instrumentals, folksy vocal harmonies, nostalgic audio clips from old newsreels, and the slow, lilting pace of the album makes me want to go to dark bar, drink absinthe and write poetry. In my case it would be atrocious poetry, particularly on absinthe, but the craving is there as I listen to this album!

In any event, check this album out if you’re looking for something different. - The Music Ninja


"Cherokee Red - Leviathan"

Cherokee Red comes from the low lying valley of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. With just a laptop and a bag of various hand percussion instruments, Christiana and pianist/guitarist Charles Davis founded the band, eventually coming together with Dirk Dekker (bassist/guitarist), Andrew Sgarlat (drums/guitar), and Brittany Thomas guitar/vox) to form Cherokee Red.

Self-described as “woozy dream pop, eerie folk, and beyond,” the band is creating a brand of indie pop that combines fuzzy rock with slow, honey sweet vocals, reminiscent of Camera Obscura’s slower tracks, Mazzy Star, and maybe a little bit of Beach House thrown into the mix. - Indie Shuffle


"Cherokee Red - Death Like Heaven"

What's so good?
By Joshua Mellin | Oct 28, 2013
Cherokee Red return with their newest EP, 432, named because it was recorded at 432hz tuning, opposed to the traditional 440hz, a detail scientifically proven to arouse brainwaves with vibrational pleasantries. Such is the case on “Death Like Heaven.”

Tying together elements of their previous release, the track displays a measured step forward for the group. Featuring a jamming overture, the track seems to begin by ascending to a higher astral plane before leveling off to question the meaning of death. Indie Shuffle’s own Christiana Bartolini comes to the conclusion, softly singing “Maybe death is just the beginning.”

Closing lightly with some care free la da da das, Cherokee Red tackle lofty themes with a gentle touch and an unplaceable sound of nostalgia that’s made them naturally intriguing to follow. - Indie Shuffle


Discography

Self-titled debut LP released on April 16th, 2013

432 EP released on October 28th, 2013

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Bio

In the winter of 2011 in the low lying valley of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Charles Davis and Christiana Bartolini inadvertently discovered they were both searching for a new music project to pursue. Christiana, lead vocalist, brought her laptop and a bag of various percussive instruments and along with Charles, pianist & guitarist, skillfully utilized those staple instruments and together began combining respective rough drafts of future compositions. They soon formed a sound varying between "woozy dream pop," "eerie folk," and beyond. Fast forward to the spring of 2011- Charles and Christiana had numerous completed but stripped down songs, and felt it was time to bring new perspectives into the group to help thicken and broaden their sound. In June of 2011, the stars perfectly aligned and Christiana & Charles effortlessly found three new members- Dirk Dekker (bass/guitar/drums), Andrew Sgarlat (drums/guitar/bass) and Brittany Thomas (guitar/bass/background vox) and the group soon formed Cherokee Red. The band began playing shows in the summer of September 2011, gaining a quick following of eager fans of all ages and drawing comparisons to the likes of Rilo Kiley, Mazzy Star, Beach House, Florence and The Machine, and Fleetwood Mac. In 2013, after a couple lineup movements, multi-instrumentalist Matt Rattigan joined the band and now the quintet is journeying towards a continual broadening of sound and horizons. With numerous shows and press coverage surrounding the Spring 2013 national release of their self-produced, self-titled debut album, Cherokee Red is excited to release their next labor of love, an EP entitled "432", on October 28th, 2013.