Album of the Week, August 23 , 2015 – “Thrills and Chills” by The New Trocaderos

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People often ask me “But what do you listen to” My answer is usually ” I like Bands that sing cool songs , that rock n roll , that remind me of the songs I grew up , like The Stones, The Faces , The Kinks you know what I’m talking about ” And that is why I am a big fan of The New Trocaderos. This is rock ‘n’ roll as it is meant to be played, everything about this entire album strikes a chord inside of me. They get it, it’s for Bands like The New Trocaderos that I spend hours a day on this site. 2 thumbs up, 10 out of 10, shit make it 11 out of 10. Add it to my short list of early picks for the top new albums of the year ,2015 .
Long Live Rock n Roll!!!!

from their bandcamp

The New Trocaderos have been honored twice with “Coolest Song in the World” awards by Steven Van Zandt (The E Street Band) on his Sirius XM radio station, Little Steven’s Underground Garage, and the bands’ members, collectively, have earned an astounding FIFTEEN Coolest Song Awards, more than any other group in America.

Thrills & Chills is a full length CD of 12 brand new, original, hook and harmony-laden rock ‘n’ roll songs in the tradition of Rockpile, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Kinks, The Ramones, and The Beach Boys. The band raises the bar this time, adding exciting new dimensions to its ‘Best of The British Invasion’ sound, with sweet and, by turns, sassy background and harmony vocals from Kim Shattuck (The Muffs, The Pandoras), Palmyra Delran, and Line Cecilie Dahlmann (The Dahlmanns), Exile On Main Street-style horns, and many other surprises.

From the album-opening screamer “What The Hell Did I Do” (Did I hit a parked car, did I do something worse, The weekend was a blur, I might have driven home in reverse) to the Stonesy slide guitar-driven rocker “I’m So Bad” (My Tele stings like a silver dagger, Got the rhythm and I got the swagger, I drink a lot more booze than Keith, But I never slur, and I never stagger) to the drivin’ 12-bar blues album closer, “Business To Tend To” (Hey there baby, have a seat at the bottom of the stairs, Got my bidness to tend to, And it ain’t none of your affair), and including British Invasion-influenced power-pop gems and much more, Thrills & Chills surprises and delights on every track, spin after spin.

The proof is in the music. You be the judge. Have a listen.

The Band:

Wiki – The New Trocaderos
The New Trocaderos, Twitter
Kurt Baker, Bandcamp
The Connection, Bandcamp
Kurt Baker, Facebook

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