Staples_JJimenez2014_060Singer/songwriter Chris Staples follows up his widely-acclaimed album, “American Soft,” with a brand new EP called “Cheap Shades.”

Staples is best known as the principle songwriter and singer of Twothirtyeight and Discover America. He has played in numerous bands including Telekinesis and J Tillman. He’ll be performing with a full band at Strange Matter on Sunday, Aug. 9 with Lemolo, Julien Baker and David Schultz.