Thousandaire: ‘Fine’ b/w ‘Old Sam’ recorded live at C.J. Ridings’ home studio


Thousandaire is sharing a pair of videos from a new digital 7-inch EP, featuring the songs “Fine” b/w “Old Sam.”

In July 2020, singer and guitar player Andrew Wiggins (Caesium Mine, ex-HAWKS, Wymyns Prysyn, Uniform, Blame Game), drummer Adam Weisberg (Rose Hotel, True Blossom), and bass player Chad LeBlanc (ex-Iron Jayne and Vegan Coke) convened to record these takes at C.J. Ridings‘ (BIG JESUS) home studio in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Each video was shot and edited by the SuperCanoe crew.

A physical 7-inch featuring these songs may or may not appear at some point in the distant future via Colonel Records. At their current length, they’re a bit too long for a proper vinyl pressing. But these guys are wizards; keep an eye and an ear out for more.

In the meantime, press play above and below!


Read more about “Fine,” and check out Thousandaire’s self-titled debut album LP, which arrived June 12 via the Colonel.

Protest & Survive! GG King, Hyena, Ladrones, and more dominate legal defense benefit comp


Colonel Records comes out of the gate strong with Protest & Survive, a friggin’ 42-track compilation of covers, rare, live, and unreleased songs that benefits ActBlue, and other legal aid organizations providing bail funds for protesters and activists who are rallying to fight police brutality.

GG King, WYMYNS PRYSYN, More, Hyena, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, Mongo, and many more Atlanta-based punk, post-punk, hardcore, and garage rock acts dominate a tracklist that also includes songs by Fletcher C. Johnson, U.S. Prisms, and the likes. Check out the full tracklist below.

The Protest & Survive comp is available via Bandcamp. It’s also pressed in a limited edition of 50 cassette tapes. Grab one before they’re gone, and support those on the frontlines, pushing for positive and lasting social change.

Tracklist:

  1. Douglas Graham: “Angela Davis”
  2. Tropical Trash” “Messenger (Wipers cover)
  3. GG King: “Melt On You”
  4. Paralyzer: “Paranoid Youth”
  5. Hyena: “Divisions”
  6. Long Knife: “No Rule” (Leather Nun cover)
  7. KPF: “Stress City”
  8. Blackout: “Eating Gas”
  9. Ryan Dino: “North Star”
  10. WYMYNS PRYSYN: “Lifeform”
  11. Neuflesh: “Coward World (Fuck 12)”
  12. Tropical Trash: “Korgüll The Exterminator” (Voivod cover)
  13. The Wilful Boys: “Muttley”
  14. Bob Mann: “Can You Come Home”
  15. Fletcher C Johnson: “Eventually”
  16. Shaken Nature: “Pony Don’t Cry”
  17. Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks: “World On Fire”
  18. Groovy Movies: “If You Wanna Go”
  19. Baby Shakes: “Down”
  20. All Night Drug Prowling Wolves: “Not Messing Around”
  21. Metalleg: “Ride Along”
  22. Mongo: “Degenerate”
  23. Paint Fumes: “Guess Who”
  24. The Schamones (feat. Members of Paralyzer and All Night Drug Prowling Wolves): “I Wanna” (live Ramones cover)
  25. Ladrones: “Remedio”
  26. Snoopy and The Who?!: “My Regeneration”
  27. Cuss: “The Cause”
  28. More: “Hourglass” (Wurve cover)
  29. Subcults: “Quarantine Dreams”
  30. Jordan Jones: “New Year’s Eve”
  31. Rikky IV: “Capable Of”
  32. Bad Moods: “New Song About An Old Ghost”
  33. Fuck Knights: “We’re All Essential”
  34. U.S.PRISMS: “State Control” (Discharge cover)
  35. Pagan Girls: “Chezron (Time Prescribes the Medicine)”
  36. Space Program: “Smoke & Flames Engulfed The Secret Hideout”
  37. A Drug Called Tradition: “Killing Game” (unreleased)
  38. Warm Deltas: “Face of the Mountain”
  39. Vow: “Endless Roads”
  40. Brother Hawk: “No Room For Rust” (Live)
  41. Thousandaire: “Thumb” (Dinosaur Jr. cover live)
  42. Ian O’Neil: “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” (Chuck Berry cover)

SONG PREMIERE: Hear 'Fine' by Thousandaire

THOUSANDAIRE: Andrew Wiggins (left), Adam Weisberg, and Chad LeBlanc.


Thousandaire’s debut single, “Fine,” offers a first look at the prime, no-frills indie rock and fuzz pedal symphonies the Atlanta trio has in store with its self-titled debut album, out June 12 via Colonel Records.

On the surface, “Fine” is a deceptively simple number. Singer and guitar player Andrew Wiggins (Caesium Mine, ex-HAWKS, Wymyns Prysyn, Uniform, Blame Game), drummer Adam Weisberg (Rose Hotel, True Blossom), and bass player Chad LeBlanc (ex-Iron Jayne and Vegan Coke) stir up a sentimental journey into early ‘90s indie rock. Heavy distortion sets the scene for a swelling guitar melody, rolling bass and drums, and a voice that drifts from a roar to a self-effacing admission, “While that might not do the trick it’s the best I could come up with. But since you’re leaving, fine.”

The song is a primer for a new take on Wiggins’ songwriting that’s been brewing since 2008, and finally coming to fruition with an album that’s built around the premise that good songs are uncomplicated and draw upon the eloquence of everyday life — work-a-day life that can be poetic, melancholy, and irreverent, all in the same distorted riff.

On stage, the group has been playing for about a year, letting each song follow its own lead. All the while, Wiggins has honed a presence that restores the archetype of the self-conscious guitar hero, leading a group that soars with simplicity and pure volume. It is, in fact, this reliance on visceral directness that elevates Thousandaire to a deeper, higher level of universal hooks, melodies, dirges, and storytelling. Press play.