Connecticut's American Thrills (members of The Tired and True and Shut Up and Deal) make rustic, anthemic heartland punk in the spirit of bands like The Gaslight Anthem, The Menzingers, Restorations, etc, and if you've got a place in your heart for this kinda stuff, you might agree that American Thrills' songs are pretty damn undeniable. Their recently-released Old Things EP was made with help from two other great Connecticut musicians: The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die's Chris Teti produced it, and Hot Rod Circuit frontman Andy Jackson sings the bridge on closing track "Wandering."
"The Old Things EP tackles the subject of loss and the complicated feelings that come along with it," the band says. "It’s an up-beat pop punk record that any late 20-30 something can relate to. We like to play loud and want you guys in the front row, with fists in the air, screaming along with us.”