No one sent the memo to the members of Lansing’s CHEAP GIRLS stating that the 90’s are over. With a sound that is as much a throw back to bands such as Lemonheads, Superchunk and Old 97’s as it is fresh, Cheap Girls are ready to bring their rock to the U.S. and U.K this Spring. Beginning May 11th, the trio head overseas for two-weeks on their first foreign tour. When they arrive back in the states, Cheap Girls have a handful of US shows confirmed, which include select Vans Warped Tour dates (see all tour dates below).
Gainesville, FL-based Paper + Plastick Records (an all vinyl/digital label owned by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello) will ring in the summer with style by re-releasing Cheap Girls’ debut, Find Me A Drink Home, on June 23rd on 12-inch vinyl and digitally through www.paperandplastick.com only.
“Buzzing guitars, earnest vocals, and relatable lyrics are what fuel Cheap Girls' energetic debut effort,” raves ABSOLUTEPUNK, adding “Cheap Girls' album… a breath of fresh air and a welcome listen to those who loved the raw and sloppy tendencies of 90’s indie and alternative.”
After recording most of Drink… in a cabin in northern Michigan in under a week with Rick Johnson (of Mustard Plug and Bomb! The Music Industry), Cheap Girls enlisted Johnson again to work on the new album, entitled My Roaring 20’s.
Set for release this Fall on P+P, bassist/vocalist Ian Graham says “I’m really excited to see how people respond to what we’ve been doing between records.”
Cheap Girls is Ian Graham (bass/vox), brother Ben Graham (drums) and Adam Aymor (guitar).
CHEAP GIRLS TOUR DATES
UK TOUR DATES
May 11 - Brighton, UK @ The Hobgoblin w/ Chillerton
May 12 - Portsmouth, UK @ The Fawcett Inn w/ Chillerton, You Me and The Atom Bomb and Livers & Lungs
May 13 - Swansea, UK @ Bar Sigma w/ Chillerton
May 14 - Exeter, UK @ The Cavern w/ Chillerton
May 15 - Sheffield, UK @ The Shakespere w/ Chillerton + Above Them
May 16 - Manchester, UK @ The Kro Bar w/ Chillerton, Above Them, You Me and the Atom Bomb
May 17 - Leeds, UK @ The Packhorse w/ Chillerton, Above Them, Wooderson and The Lock and Keys
May 18 - Cambridge, UK @ The Portland Arms w/ Chillerton
May 19 - London, UK @ The Windmill w/ Chillerton
May 20 - Southampton, UK @ The King Alf w/ Chillerton
US TOUR DATES
May 23 - East Lansing, MI @ The Small Planet
Jun 24 - Philadelphia, PA @ Adobe Upstairs w/ Lemuria
Jun 25 - Washington, DC @ TBD
Jul 22 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Midwest Fest @ Rubbles Michigan
Vans Warped Tour
Jul 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amph.
Jul 31 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
Aug 1 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amph.
Sep 4 - San Diego, CA @ North Park Awesome Fast
Sep 5 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Awesome Fast
Sep 6 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Awesome Fast