Garage punk trio Atlantic Thrills hail from the shores of Providence, Rhode Island, and bring the kind of surly attitude and scuzzy sounds that makes surf rock fun. After forming in 2009 and building their presence on the East Coast, playing shows with fellow garage rockers Shannon And The Clams and Cool Ghouls, the band push forward with their second LP, Vices. Its title-track and leading single is a solid example of what they excel at doing: combining gritty electric guitar work with beachy, beer-soaked vibes. But unlike their previously more buoyant track “Bed Bugs,” “Vices” aches with yearning and disquietude as Dan Tanner and Eric Aguiar sing out, “So won’t you tell me / What can I do?” What you can do is listen below.
Vices is out soon on Almost Ready.