Cheerleader, ‘Future Stars’ – Exclusive Premiere
Our first foray into the indie pop goodness that is Philadelphia's Cheerleader was the title track to their upcoming EP, 'On Your Side.' We didn't think they could get any bigger in their powerfully positive vibe, but we were, fortunately, wrong. We are excited to premiere the brand-new track, 'Future Stars,' in the audio player below.
If you're experiencing some fatigue today or the sun just isn't shining in your world, 'Future Stars' should quickly brighten things up, thanks to the overarching festive feel to the song.
"The gang vocals of 'Future Stars' were one of the last parts we did during the recording process," Carl Bahner tells us. "After the first attempt, our producer stopped us and said, 'This is a party song, you don't sound drunk enough,' and handed us a full bottle of Glenfiddich."
Bahner goes on, "I couldn't tell you how many passes we did, but I can tell you that the bottle was empty by the time we were finished! It was a great experience, but a rough morning after."
It's a fun song -- simple as that.
'On Your Side' is out Oct. 7 via Bright Antenna. Cheerleader are on the road in support of the EP through the end of October. Check out their full tour itinerary below.
Cheerleader Fall 2014 Tour
Oct. 3: Milwaukee, Wisc. -- Club Garabaldi
Oct. 4: Chicago, Ill. -- Schubas Tavern
Oct. 5: St. Paul, Minn. -- Turf Club
Oct. 6: Omaha, Neb. -- Reverb
Oct. 21: Washington, D.C. -- U Street Music Hall
Oct. 22: Philadelphia, Penn. -- MilkBoy Philly
Oct. 23: New York, N.Y. -- Mercury Lounge (CMJ show)
Oct. 24: Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Union Pool (CMJ show)
Oct. 26: Boston, Mass. -- Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 28: Pittsburgh, Penn. -- Stage AE
Oct. 29: Cleveland, Ohio -- Beachland Tavern
Oct. 30: Columbus, Ohio -- The Basement