Thrice's farewell spring tour dates have been announced. Pre-sale begins tomorrow Thursday, February 23rd at 12pm local time. The band will be recording live audio at select stops along to the tour for a proposed live album slated for release in late 2012. Supporting Thrice on all dates will be Animals As Leaders with more information including the announcement of additional support bands and details of commemorative merchandise available at the shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
Thrice will release the At: Guitar Center 7-inch on Vagrant Records January 31, 2012. The 7-inch consists of twointimate acoustic tracks recorded during the band’s taping of the At: Guitar Center podcast series hosted by Nic Harcourt. The release marks the first time that Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, has worked with a label to release music recorded within the walls of one of their stores. In addition to the pre-order, the 7-inch will be available for purchase at guitarcenter.com on January 31st.
Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi sat down and talked to Nic Harcourt regarding Thrice's musical and lyrical evolution among other things on the newest At: Guitar Center podcast. Go take a listen and check the replies to watch them perform "Yellow" and "Anthology" acoustically.
Thrice have announced pre-order details and an early LP release of their upcoming seventh studio album, Major / Minor. The LP version of the album will be in stores and online starting Tuesday, September 6th with the CD and digital versions available on September 20th. Each LP comes with a download card, which will be active starting 9/20, 2-LP gatefold packaging, and additional liner notes from the band. The first pressing will be relegated to 4,000 copies worldwide and pressed on clear vinyl with a blue splatter.
Thrice have posted up a brand new song called "Yellow Belly" for your listening pleasure. Riley had this to say about the recording process and song: “Yellow Belly’s” working title was Major/Minor, which, after much deliberation, ended up becoming the title of our new record. It was the first track we debuted live at Bamboozle in April, and the first track we laid down in the studio at the beginning of our sessions in May. Our only exposure to Red Bull Studios had been tracking and taping a Myspace Transmissions session in 2007, but getting to record an entire record there was a fantastic experience and one we’re very grateful for."
Read a lengthy, interesting interview with Riley Breckenridge of Thrice about drums and music writing here. The interview comes from the new website started by Benjamin Homla of Bad Books. It's going to be dedicated to drummers with interviews, photos, videos, and more.
We all suffer from it. We all succumb to it at some point. I do it far too often. Maybe it's time to put a stop to it. Riley from Thrice has posted a really interesting blog discussing the negativity that seems prevalent on the internet music blogs today. In my view, there's a vocal minority that draw the eyeballs with these kinds of posts - but that can be drowned out with more posts from people that do like something or those willing to have more informed discussion on why they don't like something. Either way, the blog is something I recommend everyone read.