Cheap Time

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Cheap Time is a Nashville, Tennessee based garage-rock band fronted by Jeffrey Novak.[1] The band, which formed in 2006, has toured with Jay Reatard, Yo La Tengo, Guitar Wolf, and Mudhoney. They have released seven 7" singles, and four studio albums on In The Red Records. Cheap Time (2008), Fantastic Explanations (2010), Wallpaper Music (2012), and Exit Smiles (2013).[2]

Sound[edit]

Cheap Time mixes glamrock riffs, powerpop melodies with elements of punk rock. The band's earlier sound was compared to early Redd Kross, and The Quick. Their 2nd album was compared to The Kinks and Alex Chilton, while their 3rd album has been compared to classic punk bands the The Saints and Magazine. Novak has stated that his favorite recording artists are John Cale, Kevin Ayers, and Peter Hammill[3]

Line ups[edit]

Cheap Time #1 (2007)[edit]

for the "Spolied Brat" 7" EP (Sweet Rot Records, SRR02):

Cheap Time #2 (2007)[edit]

for the "Handy Man" b/w "Wildlife" 7" (Douchemater Records, DMR016):

Cheap Time #3 (2008)[edit]

for the "S/T" (debut) LP/CD (In The Red Records, ITR152):

  • Jeffrey Novak: guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Braren: bass, vocals
  • Jon Sewell: drums

Cheap Time #4 (2009 - 2010)[edit]

for the "Woodland Drive" b/w "Penny And Jenny" 7" (In The Red Records, ITR176):

  • Jeffrey Novak: guitar, vocals
  • Stephen Braren: bass, vocals, keys
  • Ryan Sweeney: drums

Cheap Time #5 (current line-up)[edit]

for Wallpaper Music LP/CD (In The Red Records, ITR223):

  • Jeffrey Novak: guitar, vocals
  • Ryan Sweeney: drums
  • Jessica McFarland: bass, vocals

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Spoiled Brat 7" (Sweet Rot Records, 2007, SRR 02)
  • A1. Spoiled Brat
  • B1. Jet Set
  • B2. Killing Time
  • Handy Man 7" (Douchemaster Records, 2007, DMR 016)
  • A1. Handy Man
  • B1. Wildlife
  • Woodland Drive 7" (In The Red Records, 2009, ITR 176)
  • A1. Woodland Drive
  • B1. Penny & Jenny
  • Another Time 7" (Cass Records, 2011, MAMA-057)
  • A1. Another Time
  • B1. Immediate Future
  • Other Stories 7" (Sweet Rot Records, 2012, SSR 31)
  • A1. Other Stories
  • B1. In This World
  • Live At Third Man 7" (Third Man Records, 2012, TMR160)
  • A1. Macbeth (John Cale)
  • B1. Going Out The Way You Came In
  • "Goodbye Age 7"" (Total Punk Records, 2013, TPR-16)
  • A1. Goodbye Age
  • B1. Soon Over Soon

Albums[edit]

  • Cheap Time LP/CD (In The Red, 2008, ITR 152)
    1. Too Late
    2. Glitter And Gold
    3. Zig-Zag
    4. People Talk (The End, Jack Oblivian)
    5. Push Your Luck
    6. Living In The Past
    7. Tight Fit
    8. Permanent Damage
    9. The Ballad Of Max Frost
    10. Falling Down
    11. Over Again
    12. Ginger Snap
    13. Back To School
    14. Trip To The Zoo
  • Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations) LP/CD (In The Red, 2010, ITR 190)
    1. When Tomorrow Comes
    2. Everyone Knows
    3. I'd Rather Be Alone
    4. Throwing It All Away
    5. Down the Tube
    6. Showboat
    7. Miss Apparent
    8. June Child
    9. Woodland Drive
    10. Lazy Days
    11. Approximately Nowhere
    12. Waiting Too Long
  • Two and a Half Times Around LP (Demos, live on WMFU) (Self-released, 2010)
    1. Woodland Drive
    2. Glitter & Gold
    3. Zig-Zag
    4. Back to School
    5. Living In The Past
    6. People Talk
    7. When Tomorrow Comes
    8. Penny & Jenny
    9. Handy Man
    10. Wildlife
    11. Down the Tube
    12. Falling Down
    13. Over Again
    14. Trip to the Zoo
    15. Too Late
    16. Glitter & Gold
    17. Zig-Zag
    18. Back to School
    19. Fake Friends
    20. Ginger Snap
  • Wallpaper Music LP/CD (In The Red, 2012, ITR 223)
    1. More Cigarettes
    2. Straight And Narrow
    3. Hall Of Mirrors
    4. Another Time
    5. Take It If You Want It
    6. Dream It Up
    7. Night To Night
    8. Witches In-Stock
    9. Typically Strange
    10. Underneath The Fruit Flies
  • "Exit Smiles LP/CD" (In The Red, 2013, ITR 247)
    1. Exit Smiles
    2. Same Surprise
    3. Kill The Light
    4. Country And City
    5. Slow Variety
    6. 8:05
    7. Spark In The Chain
    8. Modern Taste

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheap Time". GRUNNEN ROCKS. 4 Mar 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Cheap Time: Biography". Yahoo. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  3. ^ Knaebel, Nate (May 14, 2008). "Cheap Time - "Too Late" (Cheap Time)". Dusted Reviews. Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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