CHEAP TISSUE: SELF-TITLED

March 1st, 2018 | Album reviews

CHEAP TISSUE
self-titled
Lolipop

From the opening chords of the first track on Cheap Tissue‘s self-titled debut, you can almost see the beer flying across the stage as they play. Cheap Tissue captures the sound of the back alleys of Southern California, where rage, beer, whatever love is and an outsider’s sense of rejection intersect and transform turmoil into empowerment. Cheap Tissues’s music feels like running through abandoned tenements in the early morning hours, looking for answers that will never be—so why not turn and destroy the questions being asked? Music like this produces a visceral reaction in the listener—it’s the panic of a car accident, the anxiety of seeing that one heartwrecking ex, and the unrelenting agitation that comes with just trying to live. This self-titled album is a spirited romp through the debris of relationships and wasted opportunity, animated by a refusal to compromise. These songs contain the DNA and DIY ethic of punk, but the band is bending the genre to their will. Cheap Tissue come not to bury punk but to carry on its non-conformity at all costs.

—Nathan Martel

LOLIPOP RECORDS AND CRETIN HOP PRESENT CHEAP TISSUE’S RECORD RELEASE SHOW WITH DEATH HYMN #9 (LAST SHOW) AND C.G. ROXANE AND THE NIGHTMARES ON FRI., MAR. 2, AT THE MOROCCAN LOUNGE, 901 E. 1ST ST., DOWNTOWN. 8 PM / $8-$10 / 21+. GET TICKETS HERE! CHEAP TISSUE’S SELF-TITLED LP IS OUT FRI., MAR. 2, ON LOLIPOP RECORDS.