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The first thing noticeable about the band Cherrybing is their stage presence; they always give 110 percent when performing, and they never seem to run out of energy. On their new CD, "In a Language All Our Own," the guys manage to take some of that energy and package it into the songs, so it's as if the listener is actually at a show.

Although songs such as "i removed the 9's(but) kept the 1's (just for the thrill of course)," and "hate (to see you this way again)" are older tracks, don't think the CD is simply everything a fan has heard before. Max Scott, Shaant Hacikyan, Adam Schroeder, Jeff Czum, Will Glazier and Derek Kettner (for a time replaced with Bryan Hall) have put together new songs that will show even new listeners what their "rock with horns" style is really all about.

With its really funky chorus, "Band-Aid Trophy Case" is fast becoming one of my favorite songs on the album. The song, "i don't care if it's the moon, we're going," reveals the band's quieter side, featuring lead singer Shaant and a piano.

Then there's the intro -- perhaps a little insight to what the studio is like when they're in there? Also a highlight is the instrumental track, "finding outlets in the dark," showing off the band's musicianship.

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Angela Stefano is a junior at Nardin.

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