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Cheap Girls announce Famous Graves, debut new song

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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. For their fourth album Cheap Girls joined up with Xtra Mile Recordings, a long-standing U.K label that’s making Famous Graves the label’s first international release. The A.V. Club is premiering Famous Graves’ quasi-ballad “Knock Me Over,” which sees vocalist Ian Graham’s plaintive despondence take hold without ever sacrificing the song’s hook.

Famous Graves will be released on May 13, and, in support of the album, Cheap Girls will be heading out on a couple of support tours—one with Against Me! (Laura Jane Grace produced the band’s last album, Giant Orange) and one with The Hold Steady in support of its forthcoming album Teeth Dreams. A full list of dates as well as the premiere of “Knock Me Over” can be found below. 



March 9–Slowdown–Omaha, Nebraska^
March 10–Blue Note–Columbia, Missouri^
March 15–House of Rock–Corpus Christi, Texas^
March 16–Fitzgerald’s –Houston, Texas^
March 18–Backstage Live–San Antonio, Texas^
March 19–Gas Monkey–Dallas, Texas^
March 21–Summit Music Hall–Denver, Colorado^
March 22–Murray Theatre–Salt Lake City, Utah^
March 23–Knitting Factory–Reno, Nevada^
March 24–Hawthorne Theatre–Portland, Oregon^
March 25–Neptune Theatre–Seattle, Washington^
March 26–Commodore Ballroom–Vancouver, British Columbia^
March 28–Starlite Room–Edmonton, Alberta^
March 29–Republik–Calgary, Alberta^
March 30–Exchange–Regina, Saskatchewan^
April 1–West End Culture Center–Winnipeg, Manitoba^
April 2–First Avenue–Minneapolis, Minnesota^
April 3–Majestic Theatre–Madison, Wisconsin^
April 4–Durty Nellie’s–Palatine, Illinois^  
April 5–Vogue–Indianapolis, Indiana ^  
April 6–Orange Peel–Asheville, North Carolina^
April 7–9:30 Club Washington, D.C.*
April 8–Town Ballroom–Buffalo, New York*
April 9–Phoenix Concert Theatre–Toronto, Ontario* 
April 11–Hollow–Albany, New York
April 12–Met Cafe–Pawtucket, Rhode Island *

^ w/ Against Me!, Laura Stevenson & the Cans
* w/ The Hold Steady