Cherry Chapstick
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Cherry Chapstick

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada
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"Cherry Chapstick - The Line"

"I dig the tunes, and really dig their band name." - Yvynyl


"Cherry Chapstick"

"Från mitt nya favoritland när det gäller musik, Kanada, kommer trion Cherry Chapstick." - No Modest Bear


"Song of the Day: Cherry Chapstick "The Line""

"We LOVE the sometimes Boston/sometimes Montreal based act – CHERRY CHAPSTICK and with their latest digital single release, “The Line“, they’ve done it again." - Future Sounds


"Top Songs of 2010"

"...here are our champions!" - Silent Shout


"They Go Their Own Way"

"Their sound combines a wide array of influences to make for a blissed-out 1980s pop version of shoegaze with propulsive dance undertones." - The Queen's Journal


"Cherry Chapstick - The Line + The Drop"

"...textured synths, tambourine, and soft vocals that come together to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy" - Binary Entertainment


"Cherry Chapstick - The Line and Precious Necklace (Remix)"

" ... part indie rock beach jam, part electro-disco slam, and I really wouldn't have it any other way." - Lookout


"Cavacool Feature"

Cherry Chapstick hail from Kingston, Ontario and consist of Julian Flavin, Evan Mullen and Nigel Ward. The trio celebrated the release of their debut EP Silencer last weekend at the Wolfe Island Music Festival where I had the opportunity to meet up with the guys and talk about what’s going on.

The band were open, humble and really excited to be there; in my mind all of the necessary hallmarks of great musicians or great-musicians-to-be. These guys have been playing together for a few years – in fact, they met back in high school, but have only existed as Cherry Chapstick for the past three months. Three months isn’t long, but while the rest of us were playing in the sun, the trio have been busy writing and recording an their excellent EP, booking shows and winning lots of hearts. Including mine.

The music is incredibly well-mixed, well-balanced shoegaze or electronic indie dance. A couple of tracks have a touch of a disco beat which have won me over heart and soul. The band cite Fred Falke, Daft Punk, the Radio Dept, M83, French House, and the 80s in general among their influences. In short, they’ve got taste.

For now, Chapstick are going to be taking an eight month hiatus come September (something about education and future careers), but will be back sooner than we know it with a full album that will be knocking us off our feet and taking our breath away. “We’re planning for World Tour oh-eleven,” Evan told me, and I’m going to hold him to it. By then they’ll hopefully be able to incorporate some new sounds including one from a crazy synth Nigel told me about that “sounds like a tiger or a chainsaw, just more major.”

Whatever happens for Cherry Chapstick, I’ve got faith that they are going to get far, so long as they do all the things they’re doing now and sticking with what they love. I’m finding that the EP is one of those that’s setting a precedent for all the other music I’m listening to – I’m asking why everything else isn’t as good as Cherry Chapstick. And a good friend who has the most exclusive taste in music imaginable says that Chapstick has the potential to be the best band of the decade. Or at least in the top five. If that’s not good feedback, I don’t know what is. - Cavacool


"Cherry Chapstick - The Line"

"I headed over to their myspace page to hear a few tracks and was pretty shocked at how much I loved just about every one of these songs on the very first listen ... There must be something in the water in Montreal" - Dailybeatz - Dailybeatz


Discography

Silencer EP - July 2009
Cult Classic EP - August 2009
The Line 7" - June 2010

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Sometimes the feelings of warmth and sadness are interdependent and coexist complimentarily. Swimming through the genres of cinematic night-breath ambiance, hi-fi sweater disco, shoegaze, and openhearted popular song, Cherry Chapstick are three young Montreal residents concerned with committing this subtle relationship to tape. After a constructive bout of adamant teenage ambition fuelling countless recording sessions and years of steadfast tinkering yielding “educational” musical results, the members have truly begun to come into their own as both producers and songwriters, uniting these two practices to yield a unique, studio-as-instrument peculiarity of sound. Despite such studio fixation, Cherry Chapstick are similarly well-respected as a live force, called upon in the past to play with the likes of Los Campesinos, PS I Love You, Braids, Kurt Vile, Winter Gloves, and Holy F**k. With two EP’s and an A-side/B-side single available for purchase, Cherry Chapstick are currently self-producing their debut album in a bedroom in Montreal's Outremont.