Cheap Girls release ‘Famous Graves’; Summer tour with The Hold Steady and Andrew Jackson Jihad

By on May 13, 2014

Cheap Girls

Photo Credit: Kelly Gairrocco

Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls today release their fourth full-length Famous Graves via Xtra Mile Recordings.  Physical copies of the record are now available worldwide through Xtra Mile’s online store.
If you haven’t heard Cheap Girls yet, there’s an excellent chance they’re your favorite band’s favorite band.  Tapped to tour with everyone from The Gaslight Anthem to their recently completed run of dates with Against Me! and The Hold Steady, it’s apparent that Cheap Girls fans carry some serious clout.  The band recently announced a Noisey sponsored June US tour with Andrew Jackson Jihad and Hard Girls as well as another tour in July and August with The Hold Steady(all tour dates below).

 

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).

Recent Praise for Famous Graves:

“For seven years Cheap Girls have embraced the ‘90s in a way few other bands have. Though the decade is currently serving as a fruitful reference point, the Michigan trio has pulled influence from alternative radio instead of anything underground, and over the course of three albums the band’s pop-rock, Gin Blossoms influence has helped distinguish the band.” –AV Club

“A crunchy, power-chord-heavy blitz of anthemic bar rock” –Consequence of Sound

“It seems like Cheap Girls became everyone’s favorite band overnight. It makes sense considering the band plays hopscotch all over those genre lines between folk and punk and garage rock… their new album Famous Graves is one of the more anticipated albums of the year” –Noisey

“In recent years Michigan power trio Cheap Girls has become one of the world’s most reliable practitioners of meat-and-potatoes rock ’n’ roll — the same kind of punk-infused bar rock fellow Midwest natives the Hold Steady have been (more often than not) gloriously unspooling for the past decade too.” –Stereogum

Tracklisting:

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:
06/05 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbit*
06/06 – Ybor City, FL – Crowbar Ybor City*
06/07 – Orlando, FL – BackBooth Bar & Venue*
06/08 – Gainesville, FL – High Dive*
06/09 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Hall*
06/11 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
06/12 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel*
06/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
06/14 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge*
06/16 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
06/17 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room*
06/18 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop*
06/19 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick*
06/21 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Green Music Fest^
06/22 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird*
06/23 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory*
06/24 – Normal, IL – Firehouse Pizza
07/02 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall#
07/05 – Apple Valley, MN – Weesner Amphitheatre#
07/14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge#
07/15 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House#
07/17 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom#
07/18 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune#
07/19 –  Vancouver, BC – River Rock Casino#
07/21 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall#
07/23 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s#
07/29 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey#
07/31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern#
08/01 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory#
08/02 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl#
08/04 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom#
08/05 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace#
08/06 – Santa Fe, NM – Sol Santa Fe#

* = w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad, Hard Girls
^ = w/ Guided By Voices
# = w/ The Hold Steady
http://cheapgirls.net

http://xtramilerecordings.com

DaveHHM

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.

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