Cherry Glazerr have come a long way since releasing Haxel Princess three years ago (when the band were still in high school). Clementine Creevy was already a talented songwriter and guitarist but revamping the band with a talented rhythm section and keyboardist/singer Sasami Ashworth has paid off leaps and bounds. Creevy has also really figured out what kind of melodies work best with her ethereal voice (and harmonies with Ashworth). New album Apocalipstick (out this week) is confident, tight, witty and crammed with hooks.

The new iteration of Cherry Glazerr deliver live, too, and played a rocking, fun Apocalipstick release show Wednesday night (1/18) at Bowery Ballroom. They played the lion's share of the new LP, with the crowd really getting into it with singles "I Told You I'd Be with the Guys" and "Nurse Ratched." There were folks singing along to older cuts like "Grilled Cheese" and "Had Ten Dollaz" too. The set, which had a lot of midtempo songs, could've used the jolt of Apocalipstick's "Trash People" (and it's refrain of "we wear our underwear three days in a row") but Cherry Glazerr kept things mostly short and sweet, playing just under an hour with no encore. Really good set. Speaking of underwear, Cherry Glazer sell their own at the merch table.

Opening was Los Angeles' Slow Hollows who played Brit-influenced guitar pop, and the mossy, sax-fueled stylings of Mega Bog. Pictures of their sets, and lots more of Cherry Glazerr, are in the gallery above.


photos by Amanda Hatfield

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