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Chris Staples follows up his widely-acclaimed album

Chris Staples follows up his widely-acclaimed album, American Soft,with a brand new EP on Barsuk Records.

Cheap Shades is out July 24th in advance of his full US tour!

“If albums are friends, then American Soft by Chris Staples was my closest confidant in 2014.” NPR’s All Song Considered

Cheap Shades Track Listing:
1. Cheap Shades
2. Domino Effect (live)
3. Center Of The Universe (Built To Spill Cover)
4. Cindy, Diana, Janet and Wanda
5. Early Bird Tavern (live)

Tour Dates:

07.27.15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
07.28.15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
07.29.15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
07.30.15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
07.31.15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

08.01.15 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
08.02.15 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr.
08.04.15 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
08.05.15 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic

08.06.15 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
08.07.15 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
08.08.15 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
08.09.15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
08.10.15 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
08.11.15 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
08.12.15 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
08.13.15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
08.15.15 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
08.16.15 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba
08.17.15 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
08.18.15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar
08.19.15 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb
08.21.15 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station


High praise for American Soft:

“Chris Staples’ songs are full of rich narratives and hushed hooks that confirm the old adage that less is more—especially when that less includes poetic lyrics about tornadoes and Pink Floyd.” PASTE

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