SINNERS: French-American Rock Band Returns with Raucous, Commanding New Album
“Optimism Disorder”
March 7, 2017 via Cadavra Records | Pre-Orders Begin Christmas Day
to New Track “California”
on January 22 in Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
artwork by So.Z. Photo by Lydia Berkennou
After spending the
last several years living, performing and thriving in the greater Los
Angeles, CA area, punk-influenced French-American rock band SINNER SINNERS
– founded by husband and wife duo Sam and Steve Thill – have incontrovertibly
found their groove. After marching their way onto the national scene in 2014
with the release of their raucous, aggressive Nic Jodoin-produced (Black
Rebel Motorcycle Club
) second full-length, XI, SINNER
return in 2017 with Optimism Disorder – an auditory
Molotov cocktail exploding with the intensity of early ’80s hardcore fused
with an incendiary ’70s goth punk ethos.
will hit stores on March 7, 2017 via
Cadavra Records in North America, and pre-orders will be available on
Christmas Day. In addition to being available in digital and CD formats, Optimism
will also be available on limited edition, colored 12-inch
vinyl via Last Hurrah Records in North America. Visit
to order your vinyl copy. European fans can order their vinyl via Left Front
Door Records here.
“This record
took 18 months to complete – we went through some very tough shit in our
lives during this time, which is the main reason it took so long. As a
result, it’s definitely the darkest stuff we’ve ever written,”

states guitarist/frontman Steve Thill. “We went for something darker,
moodier and heavier and at the same time took a more classic rock approach to
Further exploring
the remote reaches of their experimental skillset, Optimism Disorder
is set lyrically in front of a sunny backdrop of societal hypocrisy. The
11-track album grabs you by the neck with the swinging new track,
“California”, which you can take an early listen to here.
Thill continues, “The
general idea behind the title and the songs is that it really seems to us
that our generation is choking on its own motivational garbage and big
dreams. Somehow, we always try to convince ourselves that we deserve better,
if not the best, always wanting what others have and all this shit. Things
could always be better but it sure as hell could be a lot worst, it’s always
a matter of perspective. So, we flipped the problem around and had fun with
it. Optimism Disorder is about the damages of optimism, religions,
group mentality and all kinds of other mental disorders as well as
alcoholism, depression, addiction, loss… this is a pretty sinister album
made with a whole lot of love and we can guarantee it will ruin your day in
just 35 minutes!”
The LP was recorded
at Rancho de La Luna in Joshua Tree, California (mostly known for giving
birth to the Desert Sessions and recording artists such as Queens of the
Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Kyuss, Arctic Monkeys
), assorted Los Angeles
hide-outs, and engineered in Clermont-Ferrand France. Optimism Disorder
was produced by Adam Greenspan (Refused,
INVSN, Maximo Park
) and Thomas Bellier (Spindrift, Blaak Heat),
mixed by Pascal Mondaz in France, and mastered by Simon Capony at Basalte
Studio. The album also features additional engineering by Nic Jodoin (Black
Rebel Motorcycle Club
) and Jon Russo. Last but very not least, vocalist/guitarist Jesse Hughes
of rock n’ roll groundbreakers Eagles Of Death Metal makes his mark on
Optimism Disorder via flute
“Recording at
Rancho de la Luna was a pretty surreal experience and working with Adam was a
big step for us because we didn’t know each other before working on this
adds Thill. “There was a lot less
fucking around than usual, he’s very serious and pro, but he brought things
out of us we had no idea we could do.”
track listing:
  1. Last
  2. California
  3. Desperation
    Saved Me…
  4. Choke
  5. Hate
  6. Shadow
  7. Outsider
  8. ogether
    We Stand
  9.  I Had
    Too Much To Dream (written by Annette Tucker and Nancie Mantz, as
    performed by the Electric Prunes)
  10. Preachers
  11. Celexa
    Blues (feat. Jesse Hughes [Eagles Of Death Metal])
have shared the stage with bands such as Refused, The Sonics, Black Flag
and have opened for Eagles of Death Metal in the US and on their
European tour. After a very successful year, the band is ready to hit the
road yet again and perform their new album. Before solidifying spring touring
plans, the band will perform at The Echo in Los Angeles on January 22 with The
. The show begins at 8:00pm, is 18+ and is $8-9.50. Visit this link
for ticket info.
burns with a neurotic post-punk brightness
guaranteed to spontaneously combust your senses on impact. Stay tuned for
more tracks, videos and other media being released in advance of the album’s
Steve Thill: Lead
Vocals, guitars, bass and keys
Sam Thill: Keys and
Jason Blaustein:
Macy Mullen: Lead
Jesse Hughes: Flute
Michael Amster:
Drums on tracks 3 and 9
Ben Palmer: Guitar
on tracks 3 and 9
Celine Royer: vocals
Mike McCrary and
Balloonski: Backing vocals
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Instagram: @sinnersinners