Following their demo EP and performances at South By Southwest, Cheerleader have announced the release of ‘Perfect Vision.’ The first official single from the Philadelphia-based quintet represents a bold step forward for the band in more ways than one. “‘Perfect Vision’ is a song we actually started working on two years ago,” explains singer/songwriter Joe Haller. “But we sort of gave up on it at the time because we didn’t think we were going to be able to get it to sound right.”
Fortunately, the song received a new lease on life when Cheerleader got the opportunity to record at the renowned East/West studios in Los Angeles this past February. Haller and the rest of the band finally had their chance to give ‘Perfect Vision’ the treatment they always felt it deserved. “This song was written during a period when we were listening to a lot of Robyn and Icona Pop. Obviously, it doesn’t sound like them, but, in our own way, we were trying to capture a similar feeling, when the night is young and you can’t wait to see where it takes you.”
‘Perfect Vision’ / ‘Waiting, Waiting’ will be issued on limited edition vinyl on June 16 via Young & Lost / Bright Antenna and is available for digital download here.
Cheerleader began as a bedroom project of longtime friends and roommates Joe Haller and Chris Duran, who recorded a series of demos via GarageBand. The Connecticut natives moved to Philadelphia and completed the full band lineup in 2013. Cheerleader is:
Joe Haller – Vocals/Guitar | Chris Duran – Guitar | Joshua Pannepacker – Keys/Guitar | Paul Impellizeri – Bass | Carl Bahner – Drums