25 June, 2021Print
Pom Pom Squad Comes To Life On Debut Album ‘Death of a Cheerleader', OUT NOW
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...“a phenomenal lesson in modern grunge.” - Billboard
“This is one of the best rock releases of the year so far.” - NPR
“14 tracks unrelenting in their drama, sounding bigger and brighter than Pom Pom Squad ever has, spanning Misfits-style punk bursts, longer grunge ballads, and a lot of pop.” - Stereogum
“...galvanizing treatise on feminine awakening in a world that would rather keep your eyes shut.” - The Fader
“Meet Mia Berrin, the force behind Pom Pom Squad — and one of 2021’s fiercest new albums.” - NYLON
“Pom Pom Squad Create a Cinematic Masterpiece with Death of a Cheerleader.” - Paste
Hailed as “one of the best album’s in 2021 so far” by Stereogum and “2021’s fiercest new album” by NYLON, Pom Pom Squad’s long-awaited debut album ‘Death of a Cheerleader’ is out now via City Slang Records. This album is representative of a journey of self-discovery - particularly a journey dynamic frontperson Mia’s Berrin’s reckoning with the marginalized facets and nuances of her existence.
"Death of a Cheerleader in many ways is a love letter, and an ode to how complex love in all forms can be. What started in the intimacy of the many bedrooms I have inhabited over the past few years has become something that feels expansive, and more ambitious than anything I've attempted before. I am so proud of this weird little world, and I'm so glad I got to build it with the help, support, and talent of everyone who left their handprint on it. " - Mia Berrin front person from Pom Pom Squad
Equal parts grimy garage rock authenticity and swirling cinematic flourishes, ‘Death Of a Cheerleader’ (produced by Sarah Tudzin of Illuminati Hotties and co-produced by Berrin herself) encourages listeners to be their own special kind of cheerleader while exploring the terrifying yet liberating topics of independent self-acceptance, smashing the white male patriarchy, being okay with not being okay, and fully embracing your own skin for the first time in your life. With Berrin at the creative helm, ‘Death Of a Cheerleader’ is a record for those struggling to find themselves and then shouting from the rooftops when they finally do.