The Thymes revving up for release of new record, ‘Car Songs’

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After a successful video launch at the Nickel Independent Film Festival earlier this summer, St. John’s band The Thymes is releasing its debut full-length album, “Car Songs,” at the Rock House on George Street Saturday night.

The Thymes will release the new album “Car Songs” at the Rock House on George Street in St. John’s Saturday night.
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The Thymes — Jeremy Rice, Gene Browne, Chris Donnelly and Leon White — have been playing together for about three years, and released a six-track, self-titled EP in 2012, earning themselves a MusicNL nomination for New Artist/Group of the Year.

They describe their brand of rock ’n’ roll as “sculpted” and it has a catchy, throwback kind of feel. “Car Songs,” the band says, is a 10-track collection that “will take you from an easy cruise around the block to shaking every window in the neighbourhood.”

“Lobotomy,” the first single from the new album, was premiered at the Nickel film festival in St. John’s in June.

“The song was a last-minute addition to the record that “pretty much wrote itself during a pre-show rehearsal,” Rice explains, and the video grew from a series of simple drawings by Rice, assembled together on computer.

The “Car Songs” launch will also feature sets by the Pathological Lovers and Lady Brett Ashley. Tickets are $10 at the door. The album will be available for purchase at the show and at Fred’s Records, as well as online via iTunes and CDBaby.

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