Monday, December 23, 2013

KCRW's Chery Glaser "Flattered but Puzzled" By The L.A. Indie Band Named After Her

Cherry Glazerr

The local L.A. band Cherry Glazerr just released the first cut from their upcoming debut album, entitled "Haxel Princess." Here's a bit about the band, from their PR:

The three-piece band from L.A. took root in 2012 when front woman, songwriter/guitarist Clementine Creevy began making bedroom demos under the name Clembutt. These rough tracks evolved under the mentorship of Lucy Miyaki, of L.A. band Tashaki Miyaki, and were later recorded with engineer Joel Jerome. After adding bassist Sean Redman and drummer Hannah Uribe, the band was formed, and Burger Records released their first collection, Papa Cremp, on tape.

With dreamy vocals and an ethereal guitar, Cherry Glazerr's "Trick or Treat Dancefloor" has become the band's best known song to date, having been featured in a campaign for iconic fashion label Saint Laurent as well as in the television show "Arrow."

Cherry Glazerr

Bet you're wondering why the band's name sounds so familiar. It's no coincidence: Yes, Cherry Glazerr named itself after KCRW's morning news anchor Chery Glaser. According to the band, they've been invited to visit the station.

Chery Glaser

I asked the real Chery Glaser what she thought of a band naming itself after her: "Very flattered but also ever so slightly puzzled as to why they would choose my name," she emailed. "There are a lot of people out there who are a lot hipper than I am that they could have named themselves after."

Perhaps, but Glaser's name is undeniably catchy -- and in the tradition of great public radio names. As you'll see in that article from The Atlantic, the names of NPR and public radio reporters have inspired songs, restaurants and a lot more.

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