CheapTimeHailing from Tennessee, Cheap Time have been around in one incarnation or another since 2006. The nucleus of the band has always been Jeffrey Novak who writes and sings the songs, as well as playing guitar and keyboards (and who also has a healthy solo career on the side). The band began with Jemina Pearl and Nathan Vasquez from the band Be Your Own Pet rounding out the line up - theirs was a sound of a teen punk band with more attitude than musicianship, owing more than a little to early Redd Kross.

By the time the band recorded their debut album, the lineup had changed completely and, in addition to improved musicianship, Novak brought in influences of 70’s glam and power pop bands like Sparks and The Quick. The band followed this up with more line up changes and a sophomore album, Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations), that was darker, moodier and more complex than it’s predecessor.

Cheap Time has always been a quintessential sum of its parts, an equal part being the low-fi bombast that they employ to scuzz-up their otherwise lightweight brand of simplified 1970’s glam punk that’s delivered with an expected amount of adolescent snottery with a strong sense of sing-songy cohesion, mostly dissected into two minute blasts of sound. After the release of their third full length in 2011, Wallpaper Music, the band toured constantly (most recently with Social Distortion and the legendary Mudhoney), but now head out on their own, touring the US extensively. The new album, Exit Smiles, has been receiving praise across the board and their live shows are invigorating. Don't miss out!

US TOUR DATES:

1/16/2014 - Birmingham AL - Bottle Tree
1/17/2014 - Atlanta GA - Star Community Bar
1/18/2014 - Savannah GA - The Jinx
1/19/2014 - St. Augustine FL - Nobby's Tavern
1/20/2014 - Gainesville FL - The Atlantic Nightspot
1/21/2014 - Orlando FL - Will’s Pub
1/22/2014 - Miami FL - Churchill’s
1/24/2014 - New Orleans LA - Siberia
1/25/2014 - Houston TX - Fitzgeralds Downstairs
1/26/2014 - Austin TX - Mohawk Inside Room
1/29/2014 - Tucson AZ - Plush
1/30/2014 - Phoenix AZ - Rhythm Room
1/31/2014 - Fullerton CA - The Slidebar
2/1/2014 - Los Angeles CA - The Lyric w/ Japanther
2/2/2014 - San Diego CA - Soda Bar w/ Japanther
2/3/2014 - Oakland CA - Eli's Mile High Club
2/4/2014 - San Francisco CA- Knockout
2/5/2014 - Arcata CA - The Alibi
2/6/2014 - Portland OR - Doug Fir Lounge w/ Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds
2/7/2014 - Seattle WA Sunset Tavern w/ Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds
2/8/2014 - Spokane WA The Bartlett w/ Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds
2/9/2014 - Billings MT - Railyard Ale House
2/11/2014 - Fargo ND - Aquarium
2/12/2014 - Minneapolis MN - 7th Street Entry
2/13/2014 - Madison WI - Frequency
2/14/2014 - Chicago IL - Empty Bottle
2/15/2014 - Detroit MI - Lager House
2/16/2014 - Cleveland OH - Happy Dogs
2/17/2014 - Cincinnati OH - MOTR Pub
2/18/2014 - Buffalo NY - Waiting Room
2/19/2014 - New Haven CT - BAR
2/20/2014 Boston MA Church of Boston
2/21/2014 - Long Branch NJ - Brighton Bar
2/22/2014 - Brooklyn NY - Union Pool
2/23/2014 - New York NY - Mercury Lounge
2/25/2014 - Baltimore MD - Metro Gallery
2/26/2014 - Washington DC - DC 9
2/27/2014 - Durham NC - The Pinhook
2/28/2014 - Charlotte NC - Snug Harbor
3/1/2014 - Asheville NC - The Moth Light

'Exit Smiles' is out now through In The Red Records.

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