Cheap Girls release ‘Famous Graves’ May 13 on Xtra Mile Recordings, Spring Tour

By on February 19, 2014
Cheap Girls

Photo Credit: Lance Nelson


There’s an excellent chance Michigan power pop 3-piece Cheap Girls are your favorite band’s favorite band.  Tapped to tour with everyone from The Gaslight Anthem to their upcoming spring tour dates with Against Me! and The Hold Steady, it’s apparent that Cheap Girls fans carry some serious clout (all tour dates below).


Their upcoming record, Famous Graves, drops May 13, 2014 and is their first for Xtra Mile Recordings (Against Me!, Frank Turner, Tim Barry) and the label’s first worldwide release.  Today AV Club premiered a new track from the record, “Knock Me Over”, calling the song a “quasi-ballad.. which sees vocalist Ian Graham’s plaintive despondence take hold without ever sacrificing the song’s hook”


Listen to “Knock Me Over”


Famous Graves was recorded in Chicago and Grand Rapids by Rick Johnson (who recorded Cheap Girls’ first two records, 2008’s Find Me a Drink Home & 2009’s My Roaring 20’s) and Jeff Dean (The Bomb, Dead Ending, All Eyes West). Recorded over 3 months, the band self-produced the record and mixed it with the assistance of Dean.  The follow-up to their 2012 release Giant Orange, Famous Graves sees the band continuing to grow their authentic Midwestern rock that’s drawn comparisons to bands such as The Lemonheads, The Replacements, and early Smoking Popes.  (Full tracklisting & album art below.)


Cheap Girls is Ian Graham (vocals/bass), Adam Aymor (guitar) and Ben Graham (drums).


01) Slow Nod

02) Short-Cut Days

03) Knock Me Over

04) Amazing Grace

05) Pure Hate

06) Man In Question

07) 2nd Floor

08) Splintered

09) Thought Senseless

10) Turns


Tour Dates:

03/09/14: Omaha, NE at the Slowdown^

03/10/14: Columbia, MO at the Blue Note^

03/15/14: Corpus Christi, TX at House of Rock^

03/16/14: Houston, TX at Fitzgerald’s^

03/18/14: San Antonio, TX at Backstage Live^

03/19/14: Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey^

03/21/14: Denver, CO at the Summit Music Hall^

03/22/14: Salt Lake City, UT at Murray Theatre^

03/23/14: Reno, NV at Knitting Factory^

03/24/14: Portland, OR at Hawthorne Theatre^

03/25/14: Seattle, WA at Neptune Theatre^

03/26/14: Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom^

03/28/14: Edmonton, AB at Starlite Room^

03/29/14: Calgary, AB at Republik^

03/30/14: Regina, SK at Exchange^

04/01/14: Winnipeg, MB at West End Culture Center^

04/02/14: Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue^

04/03/14: Madison, WI at the Majestic Theatre^

04/04/14: Palatine, IL at Durty Nellie’s^

04/05/14: Indianapolis, IN at the Vogue^

04/06/14: Asheville, NC at the Orange Peel^

04/07/14: Washington, D.C. at the 9:30 Club*

04/08/14: Buffalo, NY at the Town Ballroom*

04/09/14: Toronto, ON at the Phoenix Concert Theatre*

04/11/14: Albany, NY at the Hollow*

04/12/14: Pawtucket, RI at the Met Cafe*


^ = w/ Against Me!, Laura Stevenson & the Cans

* = w/ The Hold Steady


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.