THE DISTANCE - Available January 27th!

"Thorcraft Cobra have perfected the seemingly lost art of combining big, radio friendly hooks with big, classic rock guitars.” - LA Weekly

“Nuanced pop-rock that proves there’s not a single ounce of queasy ambivalence that a giant chorus won’t wash away.” –

“A power pop jewel – polished, poised and seriously in the pocket.”  - Glide

First off, despite their righteously badass nom d'artiste Thorcraft Cobra are not purveyors of weed-hazed, beer-soaked SoCal Throttle Rock. Together, Billy Zimmer (Brown Eyed Susans) and Tammy Glover (Sparks) combine a knack for concise pop songwriting, a gift for crafting immediately engaging melody, and impeccable taste in rock and roll sonics into something that is both fresh and undeniable.

Lyrically, The Distance is an homage to a story, probably apocryphal, about Abraham Lincoln. Supposedly, Abraham Lincoln said it wasn’t remarkable that he was born in a log cabin and became the President; it was remarkable that he was born in a log cabin and became a lawyer. “I think about starting from behind in life and the distance that some of us travel to get to a multi-cultural world of ideas, rationality, science, empathy & art” says Glover. “I’m from Buffalo, NY, and the distance in front of me will never be as profound as the distance I covered physically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually to get here.”

Thorcraft Cobra is possessed of the rare gift of crafting melodic moods that align precisely with the lyrical worlds contained within their songs. Their music is infused with genuine feeling and thought, every note and every single word placed with purpose. The record is an inspiring statement, wrought by continually adjusting and adapting. Failing, yes, yet never stopping, determined to go The Distance.

Thorcraft Cobra @ 88.5 KCSN stage at Westfield Topanga in Los Angeles, CA

88.5 KCSN stage at Westfield Topanga, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Come and see us play a free afternoon show as we hit the KCSN Stage at the Westfield Topanga and The Village. Bring a lunch, or buy one there. Fill your S'well bottle with sauvignon blanc. We're not gonna tell on you.

We'll be playing songs from our new record The Distance, which drops Friday, Jan 27, including Caught In Between (as heard on 88.5 KCSN!) We'll also break out some Classic Cobra jams from Count It In.

Hey - it's the Sunday between the AFC and NFC Championship games and the Super Bowl, so what else do you have to do?

Check out a couple of the songs from The Distance here:

Thorcraft Cobra @ The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA

The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Come help us celebrate the release of our new record, THE DISTANCE. Pumped that our friends Boys School, featuring Brett Farkas who plays all over THE DISTANCE, will be playing before us. So be sure to get there at 7pm shap!!!

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