- Thirsty Curses
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Thirsty Curses is a rock ‘n roll outfit comprised of Wilson Getchell (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Alex Weir (lead guitar), Evan Miller (drums), and Clayton Herring (bass). As YES! Weekly wrote, "Thirsty Curses make rock’n’roll, with a boisterous beer-swilling edge to it. Many of these songs are about living it up while things fall apart at the seams, or at least trying to find some glory in chaos and meaninglessness." Thirsty Curses' sound covers a vast array of rock 'n roll sub-genres including punk, folk, country, prog rock, 90s alternative, and pop. Indeed, as Dying Scene noted, "As schizophrenic as their genre influences seems to be, the one common denominator is that I dig every single track I’m hearing… I defy you not to get hooked by the track “Dimlit Cathedral.” Thirsty Curses released two albums independently (which included singles "Holy Moly", "Dimlit Cathedral", "Exile", and "Neon Sign") before signing with the indie label Spectra Music Group (Charleston) in early 2019. Thirsty Curses put out its self-titled album shortly thereafter, which included the singles "Bruises On Your Shoulders", "Smash/Hit", and "Racing Through the Daze". Incidentally, the music video for "Bruises On Your Shoulders" won Best in Festival at the Broadcast Education Association's 2021 Festival of Media Arts and was screened at the 2021 Richmond International Film Festival. Thirsty Curses will independently release new music in 2021-2022, beginning with the single “Nothing Really Matters” on 12/10/21.
- music production, music videos, songwriting
- Raleigh, NC
I liked the intro and how the choirs match the lead vocals. The piano theme serves as an overture, and the remainder of the composition comes as a surprise. I have to admit it wasn't what I expected. If you intended to surprise the listener, you unquestionably succeeded in your aim. The remainder of the song resembles something that would hardcore punk bands from the eighties eventually record. Still, there are also some other elements involved. You're inspired by many genres, but it seems you prefer hardcore and punk rock the most. At least, that's vividly hearable in this song. Keep up the good work.
Catchy sound from the start, and it only gets better. If only someone warned ya! Loved it, start to finish, epic lyrics, great production, fantastic vibe, super creative and interesting video (love how it ends) Wishing you all successes!
Great work. Sound is high quality for a couch concert. This should reach your fans well. We would love to have you come on and to a Live Stream in our IBG LIVE group on Facebook. Get in touch. @IndieBandGuru
Lovely tune. Emotional lyrics, Poetic groove. Fun riff. You have a welcoming voice with a friendly twang and clearly you are a good writer. This would be fun to see in a cafe and it would be interesting to hear it with a full band. Looks like you are expressing yourself with a solo record, possibly on a break from the band. Not sure how I could help, as this is more of an acoustic demo than a polished song for radio/streaming, but I am definitely interested in hearing more when your record is ready. Keep up the grind and keep creating your art. Thank you for sharing.
This has a really unique sound to it - a nice blend of old timey-ness and a more modern, rock feel. Very polished and there is clear talent here lyrically and musically. I would love to hear what this sounds like with the vocals sung one octave lower and a little more growly, to give it a more gritty feel.
Not too familiar with the influences, but it's a fun song and the lyrics are somewhat clever. I think it might appeal to emo kids more than indie pop fans, I like it a little more with each listen.
What an earworm! Thanks for sharing it with me. It comes across as a real melting pot of influences, which should work in your favour when it comes to wider coverage. The various genre tags you could label yourself with on platforms like Spotify would hopefully increase your chances on getting onto one if their curated playlists. If you’re on Bandcamp, it’d also be worth a message on their HQ to see if you can be featured by their team, or on any of their landing page editorial. I know from experience that they like to feature independent artists who experiment with lots of different styles and genres! So they’d be worth a shot too. In terms of UK profile, it’d be worth targeting some stations Who pride themselves in terms of how they support new music, like Hoxton Radio, Soho Radio, Amazing Radio and XS Manchester. Heavy, yet melodic, this track could be a great gateway to your work for people who haven’t heard you before. You also sound like the kind of band who is love to see live!
I like the eclectic indie vibe of this, but this track is not quite our personal style/taste. I took a look around -- the title of this track/EP made it easy to find you all! and I'm enjoying 'Slice of Paradise', and especially G.D.M.N.T., two other tracks I found on this newly released album of yours. I will include those on playlists and shows coming up here shortly! One thing to mention to you is that many playlisters/editors these days have very limited time to assess a track (10 to 30 seconds), and you've got fairly long intros on many tracks (even though the tracks themselves are not long). You might consider shortening the intros to your recorded tunes in any case (live its more than fine). Thanks so much for your submission, glad to know you and your music now, good luck with your music!
Hey Thirsty Curses - thanks for the submission. Nice band name. I like this song overall - however, it might be a just a little more on the indie side for me - I'm looking for things more on the indie pop front. I like the direction, song, vocals, musicality. For me (and this is just my opinion) but I generally gravitate towards artists who are indie / indie / pop but if it's indie it's 1-2 steps in the future as far as the production and less organic. So for me, I'm probably more attuned to finding songs where the productions - particularly the drums sound a little more modern and - could be interesting to explore some more modern drum programming within the current arrangements? overall though really nice work but might not just be for me in the lane i'm traveling in more. Tx!
This has a really delightful 90s feel to it, and while I don't normally love country, the hint of country is really nice when blended with the more rock elements of this track. My only suggestion would be to re-master it a touch so that the vocals come through more clearly during the chorus, as they get a little muddled at that time. But honestly, no other constructive criticism here, this is great. I can definitely see listening to this band in a Brooklyn club and crowds really digging it.
Solid song that shows real emotion. All the genre influences mesh together well. I do get the Pavement vibe. I am not in love with the mix. I think I need to vocal to pop out a little more to keep my focus.