Do you like songs with great choruses, ones that you can sing along to? Well, that’s exactly what we’re bringing you today from The Tragic Thrills. We’re streaming their new song, “Alive,” off their upcoming self-titled album, which is out October 22. The band funded this album themselves, which means that extra heart and soul went into the making of it, and surely the album doesn’t disappoint. Be sure to mark your calendars, or pre-order a copy of the album right here!
The album will be released digitally through all online retailers as well as physically at the band’s upcoming shows and at: http://westaspenmerch.com/p/?id=221.
Primary songwriter Zach Porter says, “My aim is to be earnest and have integrity. When I write songs for this band, I question every word because I want to make sure everything is honest.”
The quartet is comprised of seasoned musicians with national and international touring experience, and successful track records with both major and independent labels. In addition to 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. “
Upcoming The Tragic Thrills shows:
Los Angeles, CA- Bootleg Bar w/Harper Blynn and Max and the Moon on 10/21