RAGING NATHANS: Cheap Fame: LP

It’s been almost two years since I got to review the Nathans’ first full length and try to coin the descriptive term “boom jangle.” Within the first few spins of Cheap Fame, it becomes apparent the band has spent that time honing their song craft preparing this batch of ragers. There are too many bands out there that can ape a sound because 1+1=2 is easy. Cheap Fame and the Nathans’ differential is built on their ability to work the algebraic intervals of [(hooks) leads] boom jangle = x. You’ll know every word and be able to air guitar every lead by the time the weather turns warmer if you grab a copy now. You might even pass Algebra II with a D+ (if you’re lucky like me). –Matt Seward (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.com)