Answering Machine’s “Cherry Coke” is a sugary-sweet love song you’ll be humming all day. It’s from their new LP, Bad Luck, out April 17 via Wiretap Records.
“‘Cherry Coke’ is a love song about fever dreams, bloody noses, and candy canes,” says J.D. Fetcho, vocalist and guitarist. “It’s for all the old folks who want to settle down but still have some fun. This one’s inspired by a love of Buddy Holly, 60s pop music, and The Ramones.”
Answering Machine are a rock ‘n’ roll band out of Brooklyn, NY. Their influences range everywhere from The Replacements, The Ramones, Blondie, The Ronettes, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, and Bruce Springsteen to Jenny Lewis, Against Me, and plenty in between.
Samantha (vocals) and JD (guitar/vocals), two public school teachers in Brooklyn, started the band back in 2016. Close friends quickly filled the gaps with Jackson on guitar, Louis on drums, and Craig on bass. Craig and Louis played in a few popular, local Brooklyn bands (Cold Wrecks, Ellen and The Degenerates). Jackson has been playing in bands with JD since childhood.
The band released their first (self-titled) EP right away in 2017, a second (Color TV) in 2018, and put out their new single “Bad Luck” in 2019. They’ve played at FEST down in Gainesville for the past two years, Pouzza in Montreal this past year, and are regulars throughout the venus in New York.