Cheeky (Big Eyes, Aye Nako) release discography compilation
Cheeky (Big Eyes, Aye Nako) release discography compilation
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:11
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Cheeky were a Brooklyn band that was active between 2007 and 2009 and whose members went on to form other notable bands. Vocalist/guitarist Kate Eldridge went on to front Big Eyes, drummer/vocalist Angie Boylan was in Aye Nako (and more recently Sleater-Kinney and Freezing Cold), and guitarist Brian Schleyer played alongside future Swearin' co-vocalist Kyle Gilbridge in Big Soda before joining Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone's band The Babies.

They may be a band no more, but that little detail didn't stop them from just releasing a discography compilation, 'Freaky Deaky: The Cheeky Discography.' The album features 20 songs, all of them remastered by Jack Shirley (Jeff Rosenstock, Deafheaven, etc). It includes their 2007 EP Choke on a Cheeseburger, their 2009 LP What the Heck, the songs from their split with Tenement, three live recordings, a Slingshot Dakota cover, and more. You can pick up a vinyl copy from Jeff Rosenstock's Really Records.

Jeff Rosenstock writes:

"If ya don’t know, Cheeky were a Long Island & Brooklyn-based band that were active from 2007 - 2010(?) They were one of the first Quote Unquote releases and also one of my favorite bands! They played very good poppy punk songs fast and loud, throwing middle fingers at toxic jerks ruining punk spaces and singing songs about days when the world just feels like absolute shit and you don’t want to do anything - doing it all with a sense of humor that eschewed any hipster snob bullshit. Bomb the Music Industry! played with them a bunch and I saw them every chance I could get, mostly at DIY spots and apartment shows around Brooklyn where everyone in the room was singing along loudly with a big smile on their face."