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Cherry is now streaming their debut EP Gloom in full via Post Trash. Pre-orders for the 7″ are available via Lame-O Records, and digitally through Lame-O Records’ Bandcamp. Post Trash says of the record, “If you’ve been following underground indie rock in Philadelphia lately, you’ll get a good sense of the psych-bedroom pop dished out on Cherry’s Gloom. The plaintive vocal delivery evokes fellow City of Brotherly Love brethren Gunk and Sun Organ (also ex-Kite Party). The melodies are simple but affecting; the song arrangements wouldn’t sound out of place on a Mikal Cronin record.”
Cherry is the new bedroom-pop project from Russell Edling (ex-Kite Party). The band’s first ever 7″ will be released in anticipation of their debut full-length, coming to Lame-O Records in late 2016. Reminiscent of bands like Beat Happening, Yo La Tengo and The Magnetic Fields, Cherry puts it’s first foot forward into the class of great indie rock songwriters. Although Gloom primarily features Russell Edling, with some help from Pete Knepper on drums. Cherry has recently put together a full band lineup including Justin Fox (ex-Kite Party), Spencer Combs (of Three Man Cannon), Jesse Kennedy and Lame-O’s own Eric Osman on drums.
The band will be celebrating the release of Gloom this April in Philadelphia with Sun Organ, Lowercase Roses and Cave People. Details can be found below.