Videos for a Lazy Saturday: Cheerleader’s ‘The Sunshine of Your Youth’

Philadelphia’s Cheerleader has shared the video for the title track from their forthcoming debut album The Sunshine of Your Youth, out on May 19 on Bright Antenna Records/Fontana North.

The title of the album is ironic according to the band; “We actually wrote these songs at a time in our lives when we were dealing with some heavy personal stuff. It’s there if you really want to listen for it, but for us, the title is more about a state of mind than a particular time in your life… how no matter what’s going on, life can be full of wonder and beauty, as long as you’re open to these things,” Joe Heller explained in a statement.

Cheerleader recorded the album at East/West Studio in LA. It was produced by Mark Needham, who has been a fan of the band since their earliest days. Many of their early demos found their way onto the album and it still retains the lo-fi aesthetic of their early recordings.

The band has been together since the early 2000’s when they started out in Chris Duran’s parent’s basement. Since then, they’ve survived going to college and moving to different states.

Catch Cheerleader on the following dates;

March 13-15 Denton, TX 35 Denton
March 17-22 Austin, TX SXSW

April 21 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace

April 23 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

April 24 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

April 25 Providence, RI The Met

April 27 New York, NY Webster Hall

April 28 Boston, MA Paradise

April 30 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club

May 1 Albany, NY The Hollow

May 2 Rochester, NY Montage

May 4 Columbus, OH A & R Room
May 5 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
May 6  Minneapolis, MN Varsity
May 8 Kansas City, MO Granada Theatre
May 12 Los Angeles, CA Fonda
May 13 San Diego, CA House of Blues Voodoo
May 15 Santa Ana, CA The Constellation Room
May 16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
May 18 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
May 19 Seattle, WA Crocodile

May 20 Vancouver, BC The Imperial

1. New Daze
2. The Sunshine of Your Youth
3. On Your Side
4. Do What You Want
5. Perfect Vision
6. Haunted Love
7. A Million Ways
8. Dreamer
9. The Quiet Life
10. Little Bird

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