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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.



Before we turn the page to 2015, we wanted to take just a moment to thank you all for the best year of Cheerleader yet. This was the most insane, jam-packed 12 months we’ve ever had, and it’s all thanks to the tremendous support we’ve had from all our families, friends, and fans. We kicked off the year with a recording trip to LA with some amazingly talented individuals. What came from it is something that we’ll always cherish, and we can’t wait to share with the rest of you in 2015! From there it was off to SXSW, where we gorged on Tex-Mex and new bands – a winning combination if ever there was one.

After a week of vodka tonics and every meal in burrito form it was off to the UK. We’ll skip the British food, but wow, talk about a crowd. We played some of the most fun shows we played all year over there, including one festival date opening for Charli XCX, which seems pretty weird and amazing in hindsight. We also shared a stage with the Hold Steady for a few dates and they delivered a truly inspiring set every night. 

This fall saw the release of our debut EP, On Your Side, and our first proper US tour opening for the most excellent Colony House and Knox Hamilton. Everyone was super-cool and really nice, and we got to stay at some pretty rad places. Lessons learned on the road: bring a big stuffed animal in lieu of a pillow, rest stop pushups help maintain rock hard bods, and Nyquil is an elixir of the gods.

Finally, we capped off the year with a local show at Johnny Brenda’s with our friends in Louds and Dream Safari. Thank you all for making that such a special night. We’ll do it again real soon.

This past year will be tough to top, no doubt. But fortunately, we’ve got a good head start on 2015. You can expect a few exciting announcements in the coming weeks, but until then, we’ll gladly raise a glass to 2014 and to all of you.


 Chris & Cheerleader