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Them Terribles

Them Terribles

According to their official press release, Them Terribles combine the nonchalant cool of Richard Hell with the irresistible swagger of The Strokes and the rebel charm and garage mania of "Dion & the Belmonts getting it on with The Animals." The Santa Barbara four-piece aims to give a brand new generation something to call their own. Front man (and chief songwriter) Matt Green, though born in New Jersey, ended up in Los Angeles where his next door neighbor (who also happened to be in The Eagles) kick started his music fixation by giving him a drum kit.

Eventually, Matt ditched the drums in favor of guitar and piano after moving up to Santa Barbara where he met his future partners in crime: Guitarist Jonny Black and Joey Benenati whose dad (a member of underground power-pop legends The Tearaways) raised him on a steady diet of verses and choruses.

After cutting their teeth as teenage punters in the scrappy punk band Standard Issue back in 2003; the three of them moved down to Los Angeles, hooked up with Bay Area exile Geoff Franklin, and went to work on what would come to be known as Them Terribles.

Their recent self-released EP, Rock, Paper, Terribles, features upbeat anthems like "Tangerine" and "Bullets & Guns," "Yellow Lines" and "True Love," all of which blend genres and eras into something irresistibly modern. Already major movers and shakers back home in Santa Barbara, Them Terribles are ready to get down with a much bigger audience, and they want you in it.


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