Album Premiere: Cherry Ames – No Brakes

Out September 25, Cherry Ames are proud to present No Brakes. 


Cherry Ames are a Washington, D.C.-based indie rock trio that meld psychedelia, shoegaze, and noise into a melodic, loud, gorgeous, sonic pigpile. Their sound is a powerful wall of sound propelled by Matt and Jamie’s fuzzed-out, alternatively tuned guitars and driving basslines and Trae’s powerful, virtuosic, and musical drumming. Like all of their past releases, their latest EP, No Brakes, is a DIY affair, crafted at the band’s own Nellcote studios in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Formed in 2016, Cherry Ames’ sound recalls the dark dreampop of Swervedriver, Slowdive, Lush, and My Bloody Valentine, the guitar chicanery of classic American indie groups like Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth; the confessional lyrics and songcraft of Guided by Voices, Car Seat Headrest, and Wilco; and the progressive exploration of Coheed and Cambria, and …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead—all infused with the Sonic DNA of classic DC acts like Fugazi, Jawbox, and Shudder to Think.

“The bombast of the track fully embodies the lyrical theme—the rush of adrenaline from an engine speeding out of control. The story is simple: a person strapped to a rocket blasting out of control,” the band says. 

Photo provided by Cherry Ames

Preorder the album here. 

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