"The New Trocaderos are back with a full-length blast of punk, pop, and in-your-face rock and roll. Cool songs galore, guitars, guitars and more guitars, and just the right balance of swagger and sweetness all add up to your new favorite band. Believe it."
John M. Borack, Goldmine Magazine
"[T]he New Trocaderos are the genuine article...breathing fire and fury into their insanely catchy tunes...pounding garage rock grooves and crafty pop detours...In a just world, the New Trocaderos would be selling stacks of records and their cool tunes would be constantly aired on the radio. Do your part now, grab a copy of Thrills & Chills and support this great band that is doing a fantastic job of keeping the spirit of rock and roll alive and well."
Beverly Paterson, SomethingElseReviews
"Thrills & Chills shows that...The New Trocaderos can sing and play, in virtually any style that is part of the basic rock idiom — blues, country, rockabilly, jangle pop, power pop, doo-wop, punk rock, garage rock, etc., etc., etc. Put it all together and you get timeless rock ‘n’ roll for the modern world. Marino, Palmer and Baker also make their own each of the songs they sing, with their distinctive vocals and lead guitar playing placing indelible personal stamps onto...fine compositions. Thrills & Chills is year-end Top 10 stuff." Jeffrey Raskin, PopThatGoesCrunch
"Thrills & Chills is the rock ‘n' roll classic I knew The New Trocaderos had in 'em. Listen to it once, and you'll never want to stop. Album of the decade!"
Lord Rutledge - FasterAndLouder.com
"Tough as nails, with a decidedly melodic pop heart, this meeting-of-the-musical minds between the Connection’s Brad Marino and Geoff Palmer and the equally dynamic Kurt Baker thrills, chills, rocks and pops–it’s an album that keeps listeners on their toes. Hitting hard with driving rockers one minute and softer, pop gems the next, this album never fails to delight. Of course, we’re primarily drawn to the less manic numbers like the mid-tempo delight “Crazy Little Fool” and the Byrdsian “Like an Angel,” but we also break out our air guitars for the early rock ‘n’ roll raver “Business to Tend To” and the Rolling Stones-inspired “I’m So Bad,” which rocks with this finely-honed quip: “Well the babysitter/Felt so bitter/Trashed my name/All over Twitter.” We’re playing the aforementioned modern-day classics, plus “She Don’t Know,” “Love Anymore,” and “Midnight Creep.” These songs will collectively shake your windows and rattle your walls. Absolutely essential. Don’t miss this one."
Alan Haber, PurePopRadio
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.
You be the judge. Have a listen.
LORD RUTLEDGE - FASTERANDLOUDER
"I love how the ass-kicking rockers and the pretty little pop songs complement each other so perfectly. At no point on this album will you feel like you've heard the same song twice. As the title suggests, this is a record made to be enjoyed. It's full of fun and humor and melodies that will be stuck in your head for weeks.
Straight up, Thrills & Chills is the classic record I knew The New Trocaderos had in 'em. Almost any band would kill to come up with 12 songs this good in a lifetime. Whether you're 8, 80, or any age in between, this album will have you smiling and singing along and reaching for the repeat button again and again."
"Thrills & Chills shows that...The New Trocaderos can sing and play, in virtually any style that is part of the basic rock idiom — blues, country, rockabilly, jangle pop, power pop, doo-wop, punk rock, garage rock, etc., etc., etc. Put it all together and you get timeless rock ‘n’ roll for the modern world. Marino, Palmer and Baker also make their own each of the songs they sing, with their distinctive vocals and lead guitar playing placing indelible personal stamps onto...fine compositions. Thrills & Chills is year-end Top 10 stuff.
REALGONEROCKS - UK
"With Kurt Baker stepping up to the mic, things are shifted into high gear for the rollocking ‘Love and Hate’, an absolutely superb tribute to the kind of trashy rock practised by The Real Kids. The Trocaderos are on fire throughout these three minutes: Baker’s distinctive and curly voice lends a new-wavish quirk, while Kris Rodgers hammers the high keys on his piano as if he could break into ‘Great Balls of Fire’ at any second. The guitars are sharp – the crisp production values really make them come alive – and Baker's careening, lovingly messy solo is an inspired choice and just adds to the heat – already in danger of reaching boiling point."
released August 20, 2015
Lead Vocal: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12
Lead Guitar: 1, 2, 6, 7, 12
Rhythm Guitar: all tracks except 5 & 10
Back up vocals: 3, 4, 9, 10, 12
12-String Guitar: 3, 5
Lead Vocal: 4, 9, 10, 11
Lead Guitar: 4, 9, 10, 11
Bass Guitar: all tracks
Back up vocals: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12
Lead Vocal: 3, 5, 8
Lead Guitar: 8, 12
Rhythm Guitar: All tracks except 2
Back Up Vocal: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11
Acoustic Guitar: 3, 5, 8, 10
Kris “Fingers” Rodgers:
All keyboards - piano, organ, Farfisa
Background vocal: 6, 10, 11
Rick Orcutt – Drums on all tracks
Kim Shattuck – background & harmony vocals on 3, 5
Recorded at The House of Kim -- LA, CA
Palmyra Delran - background & harmony vocals on 3, 5, 8
Recorded at 30 Below Recording, NYC
Line Cecilie Dahlmann – background & harmony vocals on 1, 2, 4, 7
Recorded at SatCityStudio, Moss, Norway
Steve Philp -- Harmonica and slide guitar
Nick Mainella – Saxophone
Chris Klaxton -- Trumpet
Wimpy Rutherford – background vocal on 6
Engineered, co-mixed, and mastered by Dean Baltulonis at The Wild Arctic, Portsmouth, NH
Arranged, co-mixed, and co-produced by Michael Chaney & The New Trocaderos
Check out the New Trocs’ other bands:
Kurt Baker - kurtbaker.bandcamp.com
Geoff Palmer & Brad Marino - the-connection.bandcamp.com
Kris "Fingers" Rodgers - krisrodgersmusic.bandcamp.com
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