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Happy spring everybody! Here is an update on what’s going on in our little world. We have been sequestered away in our Port Richmond studio working on a brand new album. It’s a little something old, and a lot of something new. We’re looking forward to sharing it with you sometime in the not too distant future.⠀

In the meantime, we have a few other things coming up. We’ll be releasing a single this summer. If you’ve attended any of our shows in the past two years there is a good chance you’ve already had a sneak peak. To celebrate we’ll be playing a couple back to back shows; June 23rd at @johnnybrendas in our home-sweet-home, and June 24th at @knittingfactorybk in the lovely NYC. If all goes according to plan, we’ll be debuting some brand new material. Come on out to either or both and maybe we can drink a beer together after the show. Or a kombucha. Whatever your jam is. Smell ya later!

It’s a beautiful day back home in Philly, where we’re recovering from our crazy week with Civil Twilight! Looking back, its hard to believe we squeezed so much into such a short time:

– Had some killer iced coffee (and played some music) at Jammin’ Java in VA
– Shot an in-office acoustic session at RELIX magazine before our Bowery Ballroom show
– Played some cornhole with our new friends at WRRV
– Quick trip to the Midwest to see some new faces and old friends in Cleveland and helping to #KeepIndyIndie

Our proudest moment may have been surviving #NoSleepTilXPNfest, driving to Buffalo to play the KERFUFFLE afterparty then driving back home overnight to play XPoNential Festival the next morning. Despite being sleep deprived, the XPoNential Festival was one of the most fun shows we’ve ever played! When you pair great bands like Courtney Barnett & St Vincent with super supportive fans, you can’t go wrong. You can listen to our set here

Also, a lot of you have been asking about the last two songs in our set since they’re not on our debut album. One of them is actually a very old song called “Waiting, Waiting,” which we started playing live fairly recently. And the other is a brand new song called “Feel Like That.” We hope to record and release them soon but until then, you’ll have to enjoy them in person!

You can also expect another music video pretty soon… But if I told you any more I’d have to kill you. Not really, I just like keeping you in suspense.

What I CAN tell you is that we are gonna be playing Philly again on September 12th at the TLA with our good buds CRUISR. You can get your tickets here:

One last thing! We’ve heard the requests for an online store, and we’ve answered!

You can finally get your hands on some sweet new CHEERLEADER shirts or that vinyl you’ve been drooling over for weeks. If you enter the promo code METACOMET we will include some rad stickers for FREE with any purchase.

Thanks again for tuning in, see y’all next time. Cheeeeeeeyeahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

– Carl & the Cheerleader guys

Hey Friends,

We have been having a BLAST on this tour!  Not only have we hit it off with The Wombats and Life in Film we have made new friends in every city we’ve played so far. We’re playing in bigger venues then we could have imagined and feel very comfortable in them. That’s probably because we’ve been welcomed with open arms in every town so far, so thanks!  That’s really special for us.

If you notice a bearded fellow with us in some pictures that’s our friend Justin Robinson.  He’s come along to tour manage and do sound for us, and he’s been such a big help!

Our drummer Carl had a birthday last week which ended up becoming a jacuzzi party as some of you Snapchatters may have seen. Our singer Joey has one coming up this Saturday (Denver) so make sure to wish him a happy birthday…bonus points if you get him a birthday drink!

Also, we are really looking forward to putting out our Debut Record The Sunshine of Your Youth May 19th on Bright Antenna Records.  We think you guys are going to love it!

Thank you so much for all of the praise and support you have given us.  And for those of you who plan on making an upcoming show please come say hi and hang out with us.  We’re into it.