CHEENA "Spend the Night With..."
August 5, 2016
alternative, punk rock
USA, New York
01.Cry For Help 02:48
05.Electric Snoopy Gang 05:23
08.7 Nights 02:49
09.Liberated Animal 03:06
10.Lost My Way 03:06
11.M.E. (Bonus Track) 01:49
Throughout the album, Cheena modernize their influences by making them sludgier; like fellow New Yorkers Honey, their blurred songs feel like slightly faded memories of rock.
With such a specific set of influences, Cheena emerges both too confident to be deemed just a side project yet too understated to feel like a supergroup. Instead, Cheena is just an old-fashioned rock band.
Consequence of Sound -
Cheena offers something different enough to merit a listen, although it’s hard to imagine Spend the Night With… leaving the kind of footprint on the impressionable young artists of tomorrow that the bands and luminaries Cheena so dutifully reference have left on them.
Don’t sleep. Don’t retreat. Stay a while. Let’s spend the night together. Cheena testify to a long history of New York nights, trading insults and borrowing beer at rooftop parties that began years ago. There’s plenty of New York in this band – Lou Reed’s better glam punches found a jawline or two among them, the heavy handed playing of the Dolls, and that particular manner of NY glam you can hear in Kiss – that’s all in Cheena.
Spend the Night With... is a soundtrack to nights where revelry and lust are never isolated from poor decisions and vanity, where the grave sincerity of a bathroom confession explodes into cruelty and hysteria. Nights on busy streets or crowded subway cars coloured with elegant ambition and constrained by the practicality of street smarts.
The five members of Cheena – Walker Behl, Margaret Chardiet, Keegan Dakkar, Logan Montana, and Eugene Terry--were all born and raised in New York City and have all cut their teeth in its musical underground. The band formed in 2014 out of their shared affinity for ’77 punk and a mutual respect for Mercer Arts-era NYC early glam and West Coast country punk.
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