Thrice has just announced on their social media pages that they will release a new album in 2016, their first since 2011's Major/Minor. Teaser image is in the replies. My Album of the Year 2016 is officially penciled in now.
ďThe Earth Will ShakeĒ - If this song isnít my favorite song weíve ever written, itís definitely in my top three. Itís got a little bit of everything I love about certain aspects of our band all wrapped up into one song: a) itís heavy as hell, b) it draws inspiration from somewhere you might not expect (chain gang songs), c) itís in an odd time signature, d) it incorporates a good deal of dynamics, and e) it translates very well in a live setting. ďEarth" has been a staple in our live sets since Vheissu came out ten years ago, and itís something I really look forward to playing every night.
Dustin Kensrue joins the podcast to talk about his new record "Carry The Fire" which comes out on April 21st. He and the guys also talk about Thrice, the relationship between faith and art, and Dustin's time at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Most importantly, the guys hash out their feelings about "50 Shades of Grey."
My hope is that moving forward this division of brands will help to make things less confusing as I hope to continue writing and releasing music under my name (and am currently recording a record in that sense) and also to writing and release more records that are followups to TW&TB. With all of this in mind, I decided to release this current EP under The Modern Post primarily because, while it does contain some classic Christmas carols, one of the primary purposes in recording it was to serve local churches with new arrangements of these songs.
Dustin Kensrue has entered the studio and is currently recording the long anticipated follow-up to his 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home.
ďRecording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process,Ē said Kensrue. ďI always have bits and pieces of songs that are bouncing around in my head. I usually record them and listen back later, and most of the time I canít remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place. But then there are the tunes that stick Ė the ones I find running over and over through my head, demanding to be finished. Begging for a home. The most persistent of these tunes from the past 8 years are what Iím busy recording right now, and thereís...
Riley Breckenridge (Thrice) has posted a new track, "Black Death." Check it out in the replies.
I was presented with an opportunity to write some music for a particular beverage company that was looking for something dark, moody and timeless, yet modern (which is totally contradictory, but whatever ... 'tis the nature of the beast). So, I wrote this. It wasn't picked up, but I'm still kinda happy with it and wish you all could see what I was scoring when I wrote this. (it'd make more sense in context.) I think it's still OK as a standalone track, but out of context, I can see how it might be tough to digest. Figured I might as well share it, rather than having it rot on a hard drive...
While we posted earlier about Dustin Kensrue's AMA on Reddit, we didn't specifically call out that he mentions a good possibility of Thrice writing music together and touring again. I feel like that should be mentioned.
Tour of some kind: very very likely. Recording of some kind: I hope so and suspect yes.
Yeah, it's hard. Touring is hard. That's why we stopped. Pretty much to be able to sustain yourself as a band nowadays, they only way to do it is to tour. I have three kids now. Dustin, our singer, has three kids. It's a different season of life. It was kind of time to stop doing that for a while and focus on different things. But it was hard. It's been really, really, really nice to be home. Even more than that, when I was home for more than a year writing or recording, it was always in the back of your head that you're leaving again....
Dustin Kensrueblogged about why he opted to write a worship record and how it differs from previous songwriting efforts. His new record, The Water & The Blood, is available today.
I understand that in this form, these truths might have a glare to them that could be unpleasant for some at first glance. But I would encourage anyone who has been challenged or provoked by my songs in the past to listen to the new album in light of the framework Iíve outlined above.
Felled Trees (members of Thrice, Samiam, Texas Is The Reason, Peace'd Out, The Jealous Sound, No Motiv, Suedehead, Beat Union, Solea, and Knapsack) have posted a simple infographic of how they all met - it's in the replies. Their debut album, Where We Been, releases October 15 via Siren Records, and can be pre-ordered here.