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....
Head to the replies to hear our exclusive premiere of Felled Trees' (Thrice, Samiam, No Motiv) cover of Dinosaur Jr.'s "I Ain't Sayin." Blair Shehan from The Jealous Sound sings this track, which comes from their cover-to-cover rendition of Dinosaur Jr.'s album, Where You Been. You can pre-order Felled Trees' version, entitled Where We Been, here.
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.
You can check out our interview with Dustin Kensruehere. Kensrue is currently working as a Worship Pastor over at Mars Hill Bellevue in Washington, and will be releasing his first solo Worship album The Water & The Blood on October 1st on Mars Hill Music.
I will definitely do more of a follow up to Please Come Home, I've been saying it for years, but I just haven't had a fair amount of material for it, so I threw it on the back-burner. So at this point, this was more of a priority and where I'm embedded, and what I'm trying to accomplish through Mars Hill Music. I do apologize to everyone who's waiting for a follow up to that record, it's not that I don't want to do it.
Eddie Breckenridge (Thrice), Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam, Knapsack), & Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace'd Out) have formed a new band: Felled Trees. The band's first album is Where We Been, a cover-to-cover record of Dinosaur Jr.'s Where You Been?, featuring guest vocalists from The Jealous Sound, Texas Is The Reason, and more, due October 15. Pre-order the album via Siren Records, view the tracklist below, and see the album art in the replies.
1. Out There (feat. Karl Larsson, Last Days of April)
2. Start Choppiní (feat. Jason Beebout, Samiam)
3. What Else is New (feat. Garrett Klahn, Texas is the Reason)
4. On the Way (feat. Blair Sheehan, Knapsack/The Jealous Sound) ... read more
Like many of you, Jason and I are pretty huge fans of Thrice and we celebrate every release in its discography. So it was quite the honor to speak Riley Breckenridge on the latest AbsolutePunk.net Podcast episode. In this episode, we break down the entire Thrice discography (with Riley sharing a lot of cool stories and inside information), talk about the band's current status, and we even fit in a little baseball talk.
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2. Rock of Ages
3. Suffering Servant
4. My One Comfort
5. God Is Good
6. Grace Alone
7. The Voice of the Lord
8. It's Not Enough
9. Come Lord Jesus
10. Oh God
11. It Is Finished
Six songs, six minutes, all inspired by #66. If you haven't heard Puig Destroyer (featuring members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die, and Kowloon Walled City) yet, then today's your lucky day. We are stoked to be premiering a new song titled "Stop Fucking Bunting." It's 57 seconds of pure anti-bunting fever and it's off the band's new EP, which is available here. You can also pre-order it on 7" vinyl via The Ghost Is Clear Records here. In the meantime, brush up on Yasiel Puig and check the track out in the replies.
PropertyOfZack has posted a feature on Thrice's The Artist In The Ambulance with commentary from Ed and Teppei from the band. The feature can be found here.
By intentions I mean that we wanted to push oursleves, experiment, and build songs that we though had a unique place in the world. Not everyone would agree with me on this, but I think that music like any art has itís basic likable elements, but really makes a piece of music, or art, or whatever, special is the elements of it that make it unique.
Our very own Scott Weber recently recorded a podcast with Riley Breckenridge, formerly of Thrice, in which they discussed, among other things, Riley's transition from Thrice and his new project with his brother Eddie and Mike Shumaker of Hey Mercedes. You can check it out here.
There's a new video series called, Artists and Craft, featuring musicians that have stepped away from music to do a different form of art. The first video in the series is with Teppei (Thrice) who discusses his new venture, Teranishi. You can find the video in the replies.
Our friends over at PureVolume have yet another video exclusive with Riley Breckenridge of Thrice, which you can view here. In this video, Riley discusses the band's new Anthology release a bit more, as well as the band's best Halloween costumes.
Along with our friends at PureVolume and the Absolute Voices sites, we're proud to bring one of six videos featuring Riley Breckenridge discussing Thrice's discography. It's really interesting and sheds some light on what went into each release - a must-watch for any Thrice fan. In the replies, you can find our exclusive video of Riley discussing The Alchemy Index: Vol. I + II as well as links to the other five videos.
PureVolume is exclusively streaming "Words in the Water," a track from Thrice's upcoming live album Anthologyhere. They also spoke up with Riley Breckenridge about the song. Check back here on AP.net next week when we'll be streaming the entire thing.