Band of the Day

2013.10.27

Thorcraft Cobra

Canadian cold meets California cool on the pop-rock duo's debut album
It's alright to blow your cover, stand up for the world to see. With no lies or obfuscation, 'cause the truth will set you free.
lyrics from Count Me Out

With Thorcraft Cobra, Canadian cold meets California cool. Billy and Tammy first met in previous projects while they were on the same label–the now defunct, but influential, Permanent Press Recordings.

The two musicians always hatched plans to record together and, after a prolonged gestation (while Tammy toured the world and recorded with brothers Ron and Russell Mael, aka Sparks), Thorcraft Cobra finally came into being.

The debut Thorcraft Cobra full-length, COUNT IT IN was released on January 8, 2013 on the Plaza Bowl Records & Tapes imprint, with distribution thru RedEye in the US and Outside in Canada.

The record had tremendous success at radio, reaching #7 on the FMQB Submodern Albums Chart with two singles - Count Me Out and Party Clock reaching the Top 20 at the format. The record was#6 most added at CMJ Top 200, and #3 most added at CMJ AAA, and proceeded to chart at CMJ for 7 consecutive weeks, hitting the top 30 at over 40 stations with numerous Top 10's, and hitting Number 1 at KZMU.

The band's record release show at The Bootleg in Los Angeles was a featured pick of the night in the LA Weekly, and on Buzzbands.LA.

The COUNT IT IN album features guest performances from some of the band's friends including Russell Mael (Sparks), Steve McDonald (Redd Kross), Mahsa Zargaran (Big Black Delta, Omniflux, Sabrosa Purr) and Will Love (Sabrosa Purr)

Thorcraft Cobra is Billy Zimmer - Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Tammy Glover - Vocals, Drums.