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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

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