Album: So Much For The City
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With song titles like “Santa Cruz (You’re Not That Far),” “Big Sur” and “Don’t Steal Our Sun,” you might expect that The Thrills — how did that name go unused until the 21st century? — were a group that came from sunny California.
But that was just an aspiration: it turned out that The Thrills came from the decidedly unsunny Dublin, Ireland, and had no real experience with the subject matter — instead, lead singer Conor Deasy just basically made up what he thought might happen in these places, and those tales permeated their debut, 2003’s So Much For The City.