Not sure I realized quite how much I loved Cheap Girls until they announced their God’s Ex-Wife, a collection of rarities and B-Sides. Every song they’ve offered is really great, sounding like the softer underbelly in classic alternative rock. They’ve got distorted guitars with solos, catchy melodies and crashing cymbals; it’s not out of the ordinary, but the execution seems to make every song memorable. All I can say is these tracks sound like the perfect thing to turn up loud and drive around the neighborhood, smiling all the way. Asian Man Records is releasing the collection on September 16th.
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For me, I always think of Cheap Girls as the pop fans’ Guided By Voices. They’re similar in their power-pop guitar work, and Midwest roots, but by and large, I’ve always found Cheap Girls to be slightly more accessible. Their songs are longer, for the most part, and they work around more traditional structures. I know, you’re thinking, “I love Bob Pollard and his short pieces,” and I do too, but sometimes, you just want to sink your teeth into an entire song…or album. So, the group have opted to release God’s Ex Wife, a collection of B-sides and rarities, including the never before heard track below; it’ll be released by Asian Man Records on September 16th.
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