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Cheap Girls play stripped down version of “Turns” for Punks in Vegas

Michigan rockers Cheap Girls recently sat down with Punks in Vegas and performed a stripped down version of their song “Turns,” which you can check out below.

The song is from their latest album Famous Graves which was released on May 13th, 2014.


Joyce Manor, Cheap Girls and Great Cynics announce European tour

Joyce Manor, Cheap Girls and Great Cynics will be playing 15 shows throughout Europe in November. The dates are listed above.

Joyce Manor are touring in support of their new album “Never Hungover Again,” out now on Epitaph.



Dying Scene Podcast 005: Ian Graham of Cheap Girls

Joining us this week on the fifth episode of the Dying Scene Podcast is Cheap Girls bassist and vocalist Ian Graham! We talk about playing in bands with your siblings, self-producing your record, and why the hell their album is titled “Famous Graves.” In addition, I dish out the hottest punk gossip, tell you a little about why I love punk music, and share a short programming note.

All that, plus tons of new music, below!

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Album Review: Cheap Girls – “Famous Graves”

Cheap Girls have been called ‘your favorite band’s favorite band’. Considering that the band has worked, toured or is friends with (or all of the above) the likes of Against Me!, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb the Music Industry!, Rick Johnson, Mikey Erg, Two Cow Garage, and The Hold Steady (to name a few), there’s a pretty good chance that just might be true. And with the release of their fourth album, Famous Graves, the Lansing, MI trio might very well become your favorite band, too.

To call Famous Graves a ‘return to form’ album would be kind of disingenuous because Cheap Girls never actually strayed too far from their roots. At the same time there’s no other way to really describe it other than as a return to form. Their previous album, 2012’s Giant Orange was a pretty big step up for the band: the guitars were crunchy and the drums boomed thanks to producer Laura Jane Grace, the songwriting was generally happier, and vocalist Ian Graham’s delivery soared miles over everything else the band had released at that point. Without coming off as a step backwards for the band, Famous Graves strips away that overall feeling of grandness, trading it in for a heavy focus on the trio’s songwriting and nothing more. In that respect, Famous Graves is a return to form.

Cheap Girls have always had a knack for melody in the past, but they really knock it out of the park here. Between the ‘whoa’s of “Man in Question” to the speedy accusations in “Amazing Grace” and the head-bobbing “Short Cut Days” to the call-and-response chorus of “Thought Senseless”, the band provides some of their strongest and catchiest material to date. Ian’s vocals don’t quite match the same range he showed on Giant Orange, but his croon still finds the perfect combination of apathy and energy to inject into his songs.

Famous Graves probably won’t change the opinions of anyone who has already made up their mind on Cheap Girls, but it does make for a great starting point for newcomers. Combining the chord progressions of Find Me a Drink Home, the fuzziness of My Roaring 20’s, and the self-confidence of Giant Orange, it’s got all the right elements present, effectively making it the quintessential Cheap Girls record.

4.5 / 5

RIYL: Smoking Popes, Sundials, Luther

Random Notes:

-Track five on here, “Pure Love”, first appeared on the band’s split with Lemuria in 2011, and the band’s been playing it as a part of their live set for just as long. It would’ve been nice to have gotten a brand new song instead of a new recording of an old song, but at the same time it’s also nice to see this gem of a B-side finally get properly recognized as an A-side.

-There’s a digital bonus track called “7-8 Years”. I highly recommend that you seek it out.



Full Album Stream: Cheap Girls – ‘Famous Graves’

Michigan rockers Cheap Girls have released a stream of their upcoming album, Famous Graves. You can check it out below.

Cheap Girls will release Famous Graves on May 13th through Xtra Mile Recordings. It will be the follow up to their 2012 album Giant Orange



Cheap Girls announce spring tour dates

Michigan rockers Cheap Girls will be hitting the road for some shows in the eastern United States in early June. Details on when and where they’ll be playing can be found below.

Cheap Girls will release Famous Graves on May 13th through Xtra Mile Recordings. It will be the follow up to their 2012 album Giant Orange. Head over here to stream a new track from the album which was premiered earlier today.



Cheap Girls stream new song “Amazing Grace”

Michigan rockers Cheap Girls have released a new song titled “Amazing Grace”. The song, which is not a cover of the , will appear on their band’s upcoming fourth studio album, Famous Graves.

You can listen to the song below.

Cheap Girls will release Famous Graves on May 13th through Xtra Mile Recordings. It will be the follow up to their 2012 album, Giant Orange.



Andrew Jackson Jihad announce US tour dates

Andrew Jackson Jihad have announced some US tour dates in support of their upcoming album Christmas Island.  Joining them will be Cheap Girls, Hard Girls, and Dogbreth.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Andrew Jackson Jihad will release Christmas Island on May 6, 2014 via SideOneDummy Records. You can pre-order the album here.



New Music: Cheap Girls – “Man In Question” off upcoming album “Famous Graves”

Michigan rockers Cheap Girls is getting ready to release their newest album, “Famous Graves” on May 13th through Xtra Mile Recordings.

The band has just made a new song from the album available to stream.

The track is entitled “Man In Question” and you can give it a little listen below.

Cheap Girls last released “Giant Orange” in 2012.



Random Cover Song: Cheap Girls – “New Madrid” (Uncle Tupelo)

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

Today’s cover comes from Cheap Girls covering “New Madrid” by Uncle Tupelo. The original is taken from Uncle Tupelo’s 1993 album Anodyne, while Cheap Girls’ acoustic cover comes from the PV Undercover compilation.

You can listen to both versions of “New Madrid” below.



Video: Cheap Girls – “Knock Me Over” (Acoustic)

Michigan’s Cheap Girls recently stopped by the Relix offices to perform an acoustic version of their new song “Knock Me Over”. The track is the first single from their upcoming album Famous Graves.

You can watch the acoustic performance below.

Cheap Girls will release Famous Graves on May 13th 2013 viaXtra Mile Recordings. It will be the follow up to 2012’s Giant Orange  



Cheap girls announce new album, stream new song, announce tour dates

Lots of big news coming from Michigan’s Cheap Girls today.  The band has announced that their new album “Famous Graves” will be released May 13th 2013 via Xtra Mile Recordings.  You can listen to a new track from the album called “Knock Me Over” right here.

In addition to the album announcement, Cheap Girls have also announced some upcoming tour dates with Against Me! and The Hold Steady.  Check out the track listing from the new album and the tour dates below.

Cheap Girls last released Giant Orange in February 2012 via Rise Records.



Cheap Girls sign to Xtra Mile Recordings

Michigan rockers Cheap Girls have announced that they have signed with Xtra Mile Recordings. The band created a short video to celebrate the signing, in which they hint that their as-of-now-untitled fourth studio album should be released in Spring 2014.

You can watch the video below.

Cheap Girls last released Giant Orange in February 2012 via Rise Records.



DS Photo Gallery: The Draft, Tim Barry and friends – The Middle East, Cambridge, MA

If you read either of our recent interviews with Tim Barry or The Draft’s Jason Black, you are no doubt aware that both acts are part of some of the cooler touring lineups this summer (the former with Cory Branan and Des Ark, the latter with Luther and Cheap Girls). More astute readers will recall that there were two dates in which both tours overlapped in such a perfect manner that they actually combined lineups for a sort of six-act super show. Luckily for this writer, the first of those dates was last weekend at the legendary Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, MA.

As you might imagine, the eclectic lineup served to present showgoers with a truly unique concert-going experience. To really do the show justice, a solid review would probably border on 3000 words, even for one who doesn’t ramble the way that I do. If you live anywhere within a hundred-mile radius of either of these tours independently, they really shouldn’t be missed. If you’re lucky enough to live in Detroit, site of the other overlap, there’s really no excuse…

Click here to check out our photo gallery of the full lineup (Luther, Des Ark, Cheap Girls, Cory Branan, Tim Barry and The Draft, in that order). And while we may not cover Des Ark or Cory Branan on a punk scene website, do yourself a favor and look them up.



The Draft drafts Cheap Girls and Luther for upcoming tour

The Draft announced today (via Hot Water Music’s Facebook) that they have enlisted Cheap Girls and Luther to act as supporting acts for their upcoming US East Coast tour. These bands are in addition to the previously announced opening acts for select dates including Tim Barry, Cory Branan, and Des Ark.

You can check out all the dates here.

The Draft released their only album, In a Million Pieces, in 2006 on Epitaph Records.