Despite ‘So Much for the City’s’ laid-back atmosphere, the ambition of The Thrills has always aligned well with the aspiring actors and silicon-stuffed wannabes littering Hollywood’s hangouts. “When we were trying to get our [record] deal, we realized that we didn’t want to be part of the local [Irish] scene,” vocalist Conor Deasy tells Annie Zaleski of the Cleveland Scene. “We had just seen a million bands play the same little venues every week and never get anywhere, just get on that same merry-go-round. To us, it just seemed pointless. We wanted to get our band heard of over in the U.K. and Europe; we wanted to get out of that little, small-minded world. That was important to us.” The full story at clevescene.com has since been removed.