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Thirsty Curses

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | INDIE

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Alternative Americana




"Mr. Brightside: Thirsty Curses find reason to sing as things fall to pieces"

Thirsty Curses make rock’n’roll, with a boisterous beer-swilling edge to it. Many of these songs are about living it up while things fall apart at the seams, or at least trying to find some glory in chaos and meaninglessness. You might hear a connection to the Replacements, the Hold Steady, the Dropkick Murphys, and other rowdy rockers.

Getchell’s songs do a nice job of balancing exuberance and despair. There’s a thread of existential crises running through many of his songs, but there’s also a fair bit of shrugging off the hardship with bits of winking optimism. - YES! Weekly

"Introducing Alt-Country-Folk-Punk Act: Thirsty Curses"

As schizophrenic as their genre influences seems to be, the one common denominator is that I dig every single track I’m hearing… I defy you not to get hooked by the track “Dimlit Cathedral.” - Dying Scene

"AA Indie Song of the Day - Thirsty Curses - "Slice of Paradise""

The band has an eclectic sound that touches on everything from punk rock to folk. They sound like a cross between the Avett Brothers and Rise Against. On their new album that diverse sound is delightfully all over the place. For the first time in a while, we listened through the album and struggled to choose which song to pick as the Indie Song of the Day because it’s all pretty damn good.

Listen through “Slice of Paradise” from Thirsty Curses below and be sure to stream the album on Apple Music and Spotify too. You won’t regret it. - Alternative Addiction

"Thirsty Curses - Holy Moly (Thirsty Curses)"

“Nomadic songwriter Wilson Getchell (Wall-Eyed) lands in North Carolina to form the perfect band for his eclectic talent.

Holy Moly not only stands out as Getchell’s best songsmithing to date, but also his best sounding recording. Right away, “Ooh Rah Rah” kicks things off with a stomping ferocity featuring the gritty lead guitar of Kelley Otwell, whose virtuosity clearly marks the entire album, especially in the following “War to Wage” where his strings become heavy psychedelic bliss. The songs progress, marking bassist Keebler and drummer Tradd Yancey as extremely versatile musicians while exploring the various elements of Americana that clearly mark Getchell’s passionate, emotional sound. It’s the album he’s been waiting to make his entire career.

In this age of anxiety and distrust, it’s nice to sit back with a beer and just sink into music. Thirsty Curses have provided just that.” - The Big Takeover

"Early February Singles: Indie Rock"

“Holy Moly” – Thirsty Curses. This super-charged indie-rock tune has the whoa-ohs of street punk, the thrashing drums of a rock band, and country touches in the vocals. Yet there remains an overall sense that this could have been a folk tune at one point, albeit in a slower tempo. It’s a blast to hear lead singer Wilson Getchell belt out, “HOOOO-lllly MOOOO-llllyyyyy” in the chorus. - Independent Clauses



Thirsty Curses is a four-piece rock n’ roll outfit based out of Raleigh, NC. As YES! Weekly wrote in a profile on the band, "Thirsty Curses makes rock’n’roll, with a boisterous beer-swilling edge to it. Many of these songs are about living it up while things fall apart at the seams, or at least trying to find some glory in chaos and meaninglessness." Indeed, Thirsty Curses' material balances between exuberance and despair, blending a vast array of rock ‘n roll subgenres ranging from punk rock to yacht rock, 90s alternative to country, progrock to folk. Ultimately however (and most importantly), Thirsty Curses is a pretty damn good time. 

Thirsty Curses is singer/guitarist/pianist Wilson Getchell, lead guitarist Kelley Otwell, drummer Phil Harrington, and bassist Clayton Herring  Thirsty Curses released its debut EP, HOLY MOLY, in early 2017, followed by the full-length, ALL SHOOK UP in 2018.  In May 2019 the band signed with Spectra Music Group and released its self-titled label debut in November 2019.



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