Atlantic Thrills premiere boozy new song “Hold It Down” — listen

Rhode Island garage punk outfit preps its sophomore LP


    Rhode Island garage punk outfit Atlantic Thrills may only be on their second album, but their founding members bassist Eric Aguiar and guitarist Dan Tanner might as well be considered veterans in the music scene.

    Both met in Providence in the early 2000s, each boasting his own impressive CV as a producer/DJ/MC. They eventually teamed up with another rapper and dropped a few releases as hip-hop outfit Exile and Lokey in the mid-aughts before finally answering punk rock’s call as The Thrills.

    A near-death experience involving Tanner and a grisly car accident eventually led to the birth of the proper Atlantic Thrills moniker. “He rehabilitated: a guitar in his hand, whiskey in his lungs, and hashish in his veins,” notes a press release. “He forced his spirit back into the world.”


    Vices, the band’s forthcoming album, is the sound of a band that’s been around the block a few times, knows itself, and perhaps most importantly, knows how to pull a good time out of any situation. Case in point: Atlantic Thrills’ latest cut, “Hold It Down”, a jangling, booze-fueled and no-regrets type of anthem.

    Listen in below.

    Vices is due out on December 4th via Almost Ready Records, with pre-orders going on now. For more, check out the title track.


    Vices Tracklist:
    01. Live For the Weekend
    02. Hold It Down
    03. Bible In A Bowl
    04. Almost Anything
    05. On Your Own
    06. Dan Don’t Go
    07. Treat My Baby
    08. Bed Bugs
    09. Blood Shot Eyes
    10. Vices
    11. So Long
    12. Trouble In Mind