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Monday, May 5, 2014
"Perfect Vision" by Cheerleader
Sometimes what the beginning of your week needs to make the world seem in place is a bright shining gem of a pop song. One that reaches anthem territory and allows, even demands, repeated plays. Today's suggestion is from Philadelphia. No, really. From Philadelphia. Cheerleader is a five-piece from the City of Brotherly Love that combines guitars, synths, and hazy vocals into a beachy power pop that is uplifting and sticks to your ear canals. Riding a well-received set of demos and an enthusiastic reception at SXSW, the band is releasing their first official single, "Perfect Vision". The track is available digitally now, and the vinyl will be available in June from Young and Lost Club in the UK, and from Bright Antenna Records in North America. For UK fans, note that the band is touring your island this month.
The band was founded by Connecticut natives Joe Haller (vocals/guitar) and Chris Duran (guitar). The duo moved to Philadelphia and completed the line-up with Joshua Pannepacker (keys/guitar), Paul Impellizeri (bass), and Carl Bahner (drums).