Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cheap Girls Make "Famous Graves", Record Out 5/13/14, AV Club Debuts New Track, Tour w/ Against Me! & The Hold Steady

Cheap Girls Announce Famous Graves,
New Album Out May 13, 2014
via Xtra Mile Recordings Worldwide
AV Club Premieres Debut Track "Knock Me Over"
Spring Tours with Against Me! & The Hold Steady Announced
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.  TodayAV 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"
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 OrangeFamous 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

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