In an update to a post from yesterday, Dustin Kensrue will release Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood, a live album of cover songs on March 18th. It is now available for pre-order on iTunes and on vinyl through his site.
02) Hospital Beds
03) Buzzcut Season
04) Jesus Christ
06) Wrecking Ball
07) Cold as It Gets
08) Round Here
09) State Trooper
10) Dance Me to the End of Love
11) Down There By the Train
It’s funny how this song has become such a staple and fan favorite (I hate that term…is there a better one?). I remember coming up with the main riff noodling around in my room on an acoustic. I started playing a little hokey number and it took shape as the main riff. I found it kinda funny - I was imagining a foot stompin’ country hoedown with that riff on a banjo. I’m not sure when it occurred to me that it could be played on electric guitar and could potentially be a heavy-ish riff, but it did and here we are now. I have to admit I resented playing the song for a period of time–I don’t think I ever really took it that...
Dustin Kensrue talks about Thrice's cover of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" on their website.
We covered this song in 2010 for a split 7-inch with our buddies in Manchester Orchestra, I grew up feasting on a bunch of my parent’s LP’s, with the main course being the Beatles, accompanied by some large sides of Zeppelin and the Stones, (and perhaps some Steve Miller Band for desert.) Anyway, this song is one of my favorite Beatles songs on probably my favorite Beatles record. It has been hailed by music writers as one of the heaviest pre-Sabbath songs, with some saying that the song may “have inadvertently started doom metal.” Now that’s something to put on your resumé. I dig that we...
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.
“The Earth Will Shake” - If this song isn’t my favorite song we’ve ever written, it’s definitely in my top three. It’s got a little bit of everything I love about certain aspects of our band all wrapped up into one song: a) it’s heavy as hell, b) it draws inspiration from somewhere you might not expect (chain gang songs), c) it’s in an odd time signature, d) it incorporates a good deal of dynamics, and e) it translates very well in a live setting. “Earth" has been a staple in our live sets since Vheissu came out ten years ago, and it’s 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.
“Recording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process,” said Kensrue. “I 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 can’t remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place. But then there are the tunes that stick – 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 I’m busy recording right now, and there’s...
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.