Cherub is a band, kind of. But in 2013, what exactly constitutes a band? They have guitars on stage, two of them even. They both sing, most of the time. But, there are also lots and lots of buttons. They like to dance, and they like it when the crowd is dancing too. It gets sweaty sometimes—mostly all of the time. Cherub is a sexy, avante garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance love-child of 80’s funk, and pop-music from the future
100 Bottles—brings a fresher, slightly slicker and decidedly more electro feel to the familiar pop sensibilities showcased on their first two records. Led by the infectious “Jazzercise ’95”—a textbook exercise (no pun intended) in the guys’ versatility and sing-a-long sensibility—the album stands to build on the blurring of conventional boundaries in which this duo has so thrived. Jordan Kelley’s growth—in studio production, song craft, and that silky-smooth falsetto—is evident here and complimented perfectly by Jason Huber’s always expert live production, tube-driven guitar work and airtight harmonies. Marrying throwback drum machine patterns and 808s with lush synths and deliciously playful guitar licks, slow-building and deeply heartfelt ballads with rowdy, pulsating club bangers, listeners are treated to everything that makes this band one to watch.