Alternative rockers The Tragic Thrills made a huge impact on the charts this week, landing at #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart with their self-titled debut effort. The LP also came in at #189 on the iTunes overall album chart and at #37 on the Alternative chart. The impressive first week follows on the heels of early radio support for the first single “Tears” from LA’s KROQ, and the band’s recently announced stint on 91X San Diego’s Next Big Thing showcase with Basic Vacation on November 17th.
To stream the album in its entirety: http://goo.gl/1UqnwF. To purchase on iTunes: http://bit.ly/HdaBmt.
The Tragic Thrills will also perform at the Slidebar in Fullerton, CA this Friday, November 1.
The Tragic Thrills is comprised of seasoned musicians with national and international touring experience, and successful track records with both major and independent labels. In addition to primary songwriter Zach Porter, the band includes Michael Martinez, Brent Schneiders, and Cameron Quiseng. With The Tragic Thrills, the band members break away from their legacies to rally behind the poetic and irreverently romantic songs Porter has crafted. Emboldened by the fresh start, the guys have taken the reins to steer their destiny. They self-funded their self-titled debut, and, enamored with the subtle genius production on Mat Kearney’s Young Love, handpicked producer Jason Lehning.
It’s a bold way to launch a new band, but that move keeps within the vibrant emotionality packed in the group’s moniker. “The name The Tragic Thrills embodies a sense of what I owe. Not what I owe to anyone, just what it’ll take for me to find whatever the hell it is I’m looking for in life,” Porter reveals.
“The whole time I was making the record there was a sense of purpose,” Porter says pensively, thinking back. “It felt like it was exactly what I should be doing. That sense of purpose gets me through everything,” he says, pausing. “I can’t wait to play this music live. The more we get out there and prove ourselves the more fulfilling this will be. “