Debuts New Music Video For “A Million Ways”
via Funny or Die
**Currently On Tour With Eliot Sumner**
New Album The Sunshine of Your Youth Now Available
“They’ve got a fantastically insouciant sonic aesthetic
coated in layers of emotion and optimism.”
– Baeble Music
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Philadelphia, PA – June 16, 2016 – Indie haze-pop quintet Cheerleader has teamed up with Funny or Die to debut their new music video for “A Million Ways” today! The track was originally released on Cheerleader’s debut album The Sunshine of Your Youth via Bright Antenna Records, which was recorded in Los Angeles with ten-time Grammy nominated producer Mark Needham (The Killers, Walk The Moon, Fleetwood Mac). Watch “A Million Ways” on Funny or Die, here.
The hazy charm of Cheerleader first shimmered into existence at a Hartford, Connecticut middle school. Here, Joe Haller and Chris Duran cut their musical teeth in Duran’s parents’ basement, and their friendship and musical chemistry sparked a connection that survived the 2000s and colleges in separate states. Reconnecting in their hometown in 2012, Haller and Duran decided it was time to devote themselves to their music. “We sort of realized that, crazy pipedream or not, we owed it to ourselves to give it a shot,” Duran says.
On a whim, the duo moved to Philadelphia to start compiling new material. In 2013, Haller and Duran self-produced and recorded a three-song demo in their apartment in downtown Philly under the name Cheerleader. To their surprise, the release of that three-song demo on SoundCloud led to features in NME and Nylon, some radio play, and a slew of SXSW invitations. Doors were opening quickly, but the duo was suddenly faced with the technical challenges of recreating their music live with only two members. Haller and Duran already knew local studio manager and multi-instrumentalist Josh Pannepacker from Philly’s music scene, while mutual friends introduced the new trio to Carl Bahner (drums) and Paul Impellizeri (bass).
Cheerleader has since played alongside The Hold Steady, The Wombats, Knox Hamilton, Colony House, and Life In Film, with appearances at The Great Escape Festival, XPoNential Music Festival, SXSW and Firefly Music Festival. The band shows no signs of stopping, as they continue to tour nationally through the summer! For more information, please visit: www.cheerleadersounds.com
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* = w/ Eliot Sumner
^ = w/ The Wombats
Jun 16 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake*
June 17 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep*
Jun 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*
Jun 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubador*
Jun 22 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*
Jul 9 – Kansas City, MO @ KC Live^
Aug 8 – Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room^
Aug 10 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall^
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