For Immediate Release
Monday, Aug 4, 2014
The Thymes Announce Official Launch of ‘Car Songs’
Saturday, August 30 at The Rock House
Featuring Special Guests The Pathological Lovers and Lady Brett Ashley
Tickets $10 at the Door
St. John’s, NL — The Thymes burst onto the scene in early 2011 and have been engaging audiences with their sculpted brand of rock ‘n’ roll ever since. They are now revving up to release their debut full length album, Car Songs, at The Rock House on August 30th.
Hailing from St. John’s, The Thymes (Jeremy Rice, Gene Browne, Chris Donnelly and Leon White) boast a powerful live show, delivered with pedal-to-the-metal intensity. Produced by frontman and primary songwriter, Jeremy Rice, Car Songs is an impressive album with catchy, inventive material, packing big melodies and vivid lyrical imagery into his clockwork rock anthems. The result is a 10 track collection of songs that will take you from an easy cruise around the block to shaking every window in the neighbourhood.
Using modern technology to conquer geographical boundaries, Rice called on the help of New York based online composer, Christian Howes, to add strings to the track, Right Now. Rice sent a transcribed, recorded midi version of the song to Howes who then returned it, complete with 24 beautiful layers of strings. “It’s interesting to hear someone else’s interpretation of your material when you’re not physically around to influence their perception of it,” explains Rice. “I must be impressed, because it’s one of my favourite moments on the record.”
The video for the band’s first single, Lobotomy, was recently released to rave reviews at The Nickel Film Festival in St. John’s. The project began as a series of Rice’s simple hand drawn images, which he then assembled on a computer to construct the piece. The song was a last minute addition to the album. “We were putting the final touches on the record when the song pretty much wrote itself during a pre-show rehearsal,” comments Rice. “It was an instant hit with the band and on stage, so we booked another day in studio and recorded it in an afternoon…we ended up keeping the first take.”
Car Songs will be available at Fred’s Records, online at iTunes and CDBaby, and at the band’s live shows. Tickets for the August 30th Rock House release are $10 at the door.
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Teresa Ennis | Limehouse Media