Thursday, October 16, 2014

High School Seniors Put Out An Amazing Indie Self-Titled Debut LP

Today, local indie rock band Thanks, made up of 5 Gulliver Preparatory Seniors, released their first full-length LP self-titled “Thanks”. Featuring 11 original songs that go from gorgeous experimental ballads to infectious indie anthems exemplify their unique take on the popular and relevant "indie" sound of today.

“This album is a compilation of all the writing we have been doing for almost four years. Initially, our band focused on booking gigs at local venues but at the end of our junior year, we devoted our efforts to make a full-length LP because we wanted something to remember us by.” said the keyboardist, Brett Gilbert.

Danny Garcia, the Lead Guitarist produced, engineered, mixed, mastered and arranged the album entirely from a music studio in his home garage, where the band also records all their tracks and practices for gigs. Gilbert remarks, “I heard the beginning stages of our songs but when they were done and I heard the whole album I was like 'Wow, that’s amazing!'”

The band finds their songwriting inspiration by forming narratives. The lyrics in each song tell a story with a moral, making LP “Thanks” a musical storybook.

“Andy, our singer, writes his best lyrics when he is addressing a story. We have one song about a guy who lives in an apartment and he is being haunted by a ghost named Anne. Likewise, Name Game is about a guy who is in a colony of robots. I love that because our whole album has reoccurring concepts despite the change in song” said Danny Garcia.

The album is distributed for free by band members who carry copies of their CD to hand out at the events they play. The album is also prominently promoted through social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as music outlets such as Soundcloud. Thanks will debut their album live at the AmplifiedMiami charity event on Oct. 25, at the Open Stage Club in Coral Gables, FL.

Thanks and its album self-titled “Thanks” can be streamed and downloaded for free online at:
For booking, press and radio inquiries contact Stephanie Butchko at

Instagram: @thanks_official
Twitter: @ThanksOfficial

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