Posted in interviews | music on March 11, 2014

Cheap Girls

Cheap Girls' next album, titled Famous Graves, is due out in May. This coming week, like they've been doing on tour with Against Me!, they'll preview some of it in Austin at SXSW where one of their shows is the official BrooklynVegan showcase on Wednesday night. (Against Me! play that one too.) We recently spoke to them about the new album and saw some in-studio pics. Now, we cornered singer Ian Graham again to ask him 5 QUESTIONS:

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1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?

Ian:That's an incredibly tough one. I'd have to break it down city-to-city. I know that we all really enjoyed this show we played at Neumo's in Seattle about 3 years ago. That place was great. But, since venues (unfortunately) come and go, we've gotta keep it city-to-city.

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2) Tell us about the worst show you've ever played.

We did this show in Hohenstein, Germany a couple years ago. Fucking nightmare. Some very, very lightly attended outdoor festival. It was the last day of a 5 week tour. Just a mess. Microphone shocked me the whole time, amplifiers blew up, next band soundchecked next to us while we played for about 9 people. It was comically bad.

3) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?

I've been listening to that new record by The Men, we listen to tons of Steely Dan, the new Hold Steady is incredible. Honestly, we haven't been in the van much the last few months so this answer remains to be seen over the next few weeks.

4) What would your metal band name be?

My friend Coody had the great idea for a metal band called Psoriasis, with the debut album "Total Flakes." I think I'd try to lift that from him.

5) Be honest: how often do you change your clothes on tour?

I'd say at least a couple items get changed every day. I change clothes on tour about the same as I change them at home. Some shirts don't feel right until a couple days in.

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Cheap Girls - "Knock Me Over"

Cheap Girls

Cheap Girls

Famous Graves
May 13, 2014
Xtra Mile Recordings
Pre-order:

1. Slow Nod
2. Short Cut Days
3. Knock Me Over
4. Amazing Grace
5. Pure Hate
6. Man in Question
7. Second Floor
8. Splintered
9. Thought Senseless
10. Turns
11. 7-8 Years (bonus track)

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Comments (7)

These bros aren't good looking enough for showbiz. Save yourself the heartbreak bros, do something else.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2014 9:03 PM

I like Austin because I like tan galz. (wink wink.)

City galz are too darn stressed. Subway, work, work, work, work, work, subway, resent adult roommates on cold walk home, talk about work with roommates over wine, cityspeak, more work, work, sleepy time.

Posted by Mr. FoootFetish | March 11, 2014 9:27 PM

Yea, i agree in subway, resent adult roommates on cold walk home, thanks!

Posted by videosexo | March 11, 2014 9:33 PM

Why don't you ask KEXP five questions along the lines of how they could have tanked a brilliant station like KCMU.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2014 9:53 PM

Why did you give your band such a stupid name?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2014 10:15 PM

Cheap is what KEXP did to 90.3FM in Seattle. Sigh ...

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2014 10:38 PM

John John was a little crippled midget lesbian boy but stood ten foot tall with a knife

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2014 10:48 AM

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