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Seth Werkheiser of Buzzgrinder has responded to Geoff Rickly's blog about music being too safe.
Blog ExcerptSecond, Geoff why wasn't "blogging" about this when his band Thursday appeared on MTV, or when his albums were sold at BestBuy? No doubt his hard work and dedication to his music got him where he is today, but corporate giants helped, too.

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Anton Djamoos on 09/17/08 - 09:06 AM
The pre-order for the Thursday/Envy split can be found here. There you can also preview the new Thursday track, "As He Climbed the Dark Mountain", or you can get it here (right click, save as). Thoughts?

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Anton Djamoos on 09/15/08 - 12:20 PM
The limited edition version of United Nations' self-titled album will ship this week. Eyeball Records had this to say about the situation.
StatementDue to production issues, the Limited Edition of the United Nations record will ship this week. Since the beginning we have experienced delay after delay, issue after issue. We are glad to finally be getting these copies in-hand and we will ship them out as soon as they come to our office. xoxox
Anton Djamoos on 09/15/08 - 11:30 AM
Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations) wrote a guest blog for MTV's Headbanger's Blog about the lack of cause in a one-time revolutionary genre.
From the BlogIn the recent past, bands as diverse as Fugazi, Megadeath, Pearl Jam and Ministry all had songs that raised questions about political corruption, social inequity, personal responsibility and artistic freedom. Today, we see artists more concerned with friend requests on MySpace or wanting to “shake it” than with the problems of our lives.
Anton Djamoos on 09/08/08 - 06:10 PM
MTV has written an informative article about how United Nations' new album may not be able to be sold in stores due to copyright issues. There is also great discussion on the ideals behind the band and the response from their myspace feature.
From the Article"To me, it was like, maybe speaking sincerely about things isn't enough to make people pay attention. Maybe you have to make fun of people — and be a mirror — to show them how stupid they look, to get their attention. That's the idea. Punk is just way too safe these days, so we're hoping by making some audacious claims and doing some strange things and breaking a few laws, we can get people to think at least. It's the idea that...
Anton Djamoos on 09/05/08 - 07:15 AM
Did you say, "I wouldn't call myself a critic, per se, but in my immediate peer group I'm known to be 'in the know.' As a matter of fact, I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone with a record collection that's half as good as mine. And seriously, that dude just can't sing. AUTO-TUNE central... I did intern in a studio, once, not really sure how it's possible for him to be both out of key and Auto-Tuned but whatever, worst singer ever."
Anton Djamoos on 08/26/08 - 07:57 AM
Stream the new United Nation's self-titled album on myspace. Thoughts?
Anton Djamoos on 08/26/08 - 06:22 AM
Our friends at AltPress recently did an interview with Geoff Rickly (United Nations) about how the new band came about, the realization that they are screamo, and a new album that is similar to Kidz Bop (seriously). Check it out here. Hey, new album posted on their myspace tomorrow?
Anton Djamoos on 08/25/08 - 08:39 AM
Thursday is currently recording a new album with Dave Fridmann. Keep up with their progress via their twitter account.

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Rohan Kohli on 08/24/08 - 11:11 AM
The track listing for Thursday and Envy's split EP can be seen below. It will be released on November 4, 2008. Check the replies for album art along with a press release. Three limited screen-printed album editions will be available exclusively through Temporary Residence's and Thursday's web stores starting September 15.

Track Listing

1. THURSDAY: As He Climbed The Dark Mountain
2. THURSDAY: In Silence
3. THURSDAY: An Absurd And Unrealistic Dream Of Peace
4. THURSDAY: Appeared And Was Gone (Remix by Anthony Molina of Mercury Rev)
5. ENVY: An Umbrella Fallen Into Fiction
6. ENVY: Isolation Of A Light Source
7. ENVY: Pure Birth And Loneliness
Anton Djamoos on 08/22/08 - 08:49 AM
Be prepared for a glimpse, right here, on August 26th, 2008.
Anton Djamoos on 08/21/08 - 04:04 PM
Details for the pre-order of Thursday and Envy's split LP together have been announced. Read it below or here.
Pre-Order InformationAfter months of anticipation, we are happy to finally announce the upcoming pre-order for the outrageously good Thursday/Envy split LP+CD. It will be a limited edition LP+CD set, which means the CD comes free inside of the LP format; there will be no separated CD or LP versions. This means it probably won't be available in Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Circuit City, or most "record" stores in the mall. But it will certainly be available at your local independently owned record store, while supplies last. We're not exactly sure how limited it will be yet; maybe 10,000,...
Anton Djamoos on 08/19/08 - 08:34 AM
United Nations now have their own (fucking) website. Note: this is not a porn website involving the band members. Be sure to read the FAQ.

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Anton Djamoos on 08/09/08 - 07:26 AM
According to theprp.com, the track listing for the upcoming self-titled United Nations album can be seen below.

Track Listing
01 - “The Spinning Heart of the Yo-Yo Lobby”
02 - “No Sympathy For A Sinking Ship”
03 - “Resolution #9″
04 - “Model UN”
05 - “The Shape of Punk That Never Came”
06 - “My Cold War”
07 - “Filmed In Front of A Live Studio Audience”
08 - “Revolutions In Graphic Design”
09 - “I Keep Living The Same Day”
10 - “Subliminal Testing”
11 - “Say Goodbye to General Figment of the USS Imagination”

Source: Thursdizzle.net
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Anton Djamoos on 08/07/08 - 07:22 AM
United Nations' self-titled release will be available on September 9, 2008 through Eyeball Records. The band, much ballyhooed for its inclusion of members from influential groups Thursday and Glassjaw, is described as "[featuring] prominent members of two bands you love, one band you hate and a few you never heard of." Pre-order the album here.

Source: Thursdizzle.net
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Anton Djamoos on 07/31/08 - 06:28 PM
Geoff Rickly has interviewed Chuck Ragan for Revolver Magazine.
Julia Conny on 07/10/08 - 11:18 AM
Thursday will be replacing Good Charlotte on this year's Groezrock Festival in Belguim this Saturday, May 10th. The band will also be making their way to the Philippines. More details are in the replies.
Message from the BandHey all - We are currently packing our bags for a last minute trip to Belgium, replacing Good Charlotte on this year's amazing Groezrock Festival (where we get to play alongside some of our favorite bands), as well as a tour of the Philippines! It's an honor and a pleasure to be asked to perform at Groezrock, as well as be the first American band asked to play The Kagoma Festival. We've received many letters from listeners in Manila, Quezon and other areas for many...
Julia Conny on 05/08/08 - 01:37 PM
Happy belated birthday to Geoff Rickly of Thursday, who turned 29 this past Saturday.
Anton Djamoos on 03/10/08 - 09:45 AM
AP.net and Thursday would like to extend to you a video invitation to Thursday's New Year's Eve Party. Watch the vid and then vote for which song the band should play at midnight, which will automatically enter you for tickets to see the show and hang out with the bands. You don’t have to plan on going to the show to vote for your favorite song!
Garett Press on 12/13/07 - 08:01 AM
Thursday's new video for "Ladies and Gentleman: My Brother, the Failure" can be seen in the replies.

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Anton Djamoos on 11/14/07 - 09:43 AM
An AP reader recently saw Thursday in concert and spoke with Geoff about the upcoming United Nations project, including announcing the producer.
Fan ReportAt the Thursday show on Sunday, I spoke with Geoff Rickly about United Nations. He said it's coming along at the pace of as much as Daryl Palumbo is available, and that Daryl's health is actually much better since he now can receive shots to help fight Crohn's on-the-spot.

Geoff also said he and Tim Giles will be producing/mixing/mastering the CD. Thursday will be writing immediately following their New Years Eve show. Full show review and comments from the band members can be found here.

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Anton Djamoos on 11/06/07 - 06:10 PM
Contrary to any rumor you may have heard, Thursday was not actually involved in an accident between their bus and a goose.
Anton Djamoos on 11/02/07 - 02:41 PM
"Understanding in a Car Crash" from Thursday's Kill The House Lights can be seen here. The b-sides CD/DVD comes out tomorrow.

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Anton Djamoos on 10/29/07 - 07:07 AM
Thursday's live performance of "Signals Over the Air" from their upcoming CD/DVD Kill the House Lights can be seen in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 10/25/07 - 07:40 AM
"Ladies and Gentleman, My Brother the Failure" is now streaming on Thursday's myspace.
Anton Djamoos on 10/16/07 - 10:56 AM
A new Thursday song from their upcoming Kill the House Lights will be posted on their myspace page tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16.
Anton Djamoos on 10/15/07 - 04:57 PM
Circa Survive have been pegged as the main support for Thursday's New Years show.
Anton Djamoos on 10/12/07 - 02:49 PM
Remember that merchandise contest we did with Thursday a while back? Well, the band has chosen eight finalists and the winner will be determined by you. Vote here for your favorite. Were any of you selected?
Anton Djamoos on 10/11/07 - 05:52 PM
Hear a clip of an unreleased Thursday song in a commercial for Thursday and Taking Back Sunday's upcoming retrospective releases in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 10/11/07 - 04:53 PM
I spoke to Geoff Rickly of Thursday recently about the new CD/DVD, Kill the House Lights. Here's what he had to say to dispel some confusion about the track listing we posted earlier.
Geoff Says...That listing of clips for the dvd side of Kill the House Lights is the Documentary side. There is also a performance side that does have Jet Black. It's forty-five minutes of the starland show which is the most we could salvage from a hard-drive crash that happened during the recording of the show. I know it's only MY OPINION and I am IN THE BAND so I'm totally biased... BUT we killed ourselves making this DVD and I think it's pretty awesome-- it has clips of us in my old basement all the...
Anton Djamoos on 10/09/07 - 07:41 PM
According to thursday.net, this is the track list of Thursday's upcoming Kill The House Lights, due out October 30th on Victory Records. Note: This track listing confirms that the previously rumored full Starland Ballroom show from December 27, 2006 will not be on the DVD.

Track List
DVD
1. Intro: Live from Starland Ballroom, Music: "Otherside of the Crash" (in reverse)
2. "At This Velocity" - Live at Starland Ballroom
3. "This Side of Brightness" audio clip of early Demo
4. "The Other Side of the Crash" Live at Starland Ballroom
5. "Mass As Shadows" Early Demo
6. "Streaks In the Sky" Live in Geoff's Basement
7. "Porcelain" Live
8. "Paris In Flames" Live at...
Anton Djamoos on 10/08/07 - 09:40 AM
Thursday's upcoming collection, Kill the House Lights, is now available for pre-order courtesy of Merch Direct. The effort is scheduled for release on October 30th care of Victory Records.

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Brandon Allin on 10/05/07 - 11:39 AM
Thursday has revamped their website, gearing up for the release of their upcoming Kill the House Lights.
Anton Djamoos on 10/04/07 - 08:26 PM
Thursday have selected Portugal. the Man and Circle Takes the Square as support on their upcoming, headlining tour. The New Jersey sextet will support their forthcoming package, Kill the House Lights, which is due out on October 30th courtesy of Victory Records.

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Brandon Allin on 10/03/07 - 12:13 PM
The track listing for Thursday's upcoming Kill the House Lights can be seen below. The high-resolution artwork can be seen here. It comes out on October 30, 2007 via Victory Records.

Track Listing
1. “Ladies and Gentlemen: My Brother, the Failure.” (New Song)
2. “Dead Songs” (New Song)
3. “Voices on a String” (New Song)
4. “Signals Over the Air” (Live at Starland Ballroom)
5. “The Roar of Far Off Black Jets” (Full Collapse B-Side)
6. “How Long Is the Night” (w/Original Intro)
7. “A Sketch for Time’s Arrow” (New Song)
8. “Panic On the Streets of Health Care City” (Demo/WATT B-side)
9. “Paris in Flames” (Demo)
10. “Steps Ascending” (Live from the Grove)
11. “Wind-Up” (Demo)
12. “Music...
Anton Djamoos on 09/20/07 - 10:49 AM
Thursday will release Kill the House Lights, a collection of live tracks, b-sides and rarities, on October 30th courtesy of Victory Records.

Track List
1. Ladies and Gentlemen: My Brother, the Failure
2. Dead Songs
3. Voices on a String
4. Signals Over the Air (Live)
5. The Roar of Far Off Black Jets
6. How Long is the Night
7. A Sketch for Times Arrow
8. Panic on the Streets of Health Care City
9. Paris In Flames (Demo)
10. Steps Ascending (Live)
11. Wind-Up (Demo)
12. Music from Kill the House Lights

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Brandon Allin on 09/15/07 - 08:31 AM
You can now see the information and instructions for the Thursday contest we posted about earlier on the front page of the band's website. Check it out and live in infamy by submitting the best merch design.
Garett Press on 09/07/07 - 11:15 PM
AbsolutePunk and Thursday are teaming up to bring you a design-your-own-merch contest. Thursday is looking for undiscovered and talented artists out there interested in creating band merchandise. Find all of the details in the replies. Besides the contest, Thursday is officially confirming their holiday show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. The show will be on December 31st with Gaslight Anthem opening and a special guest for the main support. Two hundred and thirty tickets will be released to the public at 3 pm EST today, find all of the details here.
Paul Tao on 09/07/07 - 10:54 AM
Thursday has posted a bulletin detailing new tour dates and a tease about upcoming big news. Read it in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 09/06/07 - 08:41 PM
New Jersey's Starland Ballroom's website has a listing for a super secret midnight show which will be announced this Friday. Who do you think it could be?
ListingOn Friday at 5pm, we'll reveal exclusive details on what's going down for New Year's Eve at the Starland Ballroom. Get ready to count it down! 5-4-3-2-1!
Anton Djamoos on 09/04/07 - 08:14 PM
Thursday will be playing a few random shows in early November in venues that are smaller than they would normally be playing. Circle Takes The Square and an as-yet-unnamed band will be opening on the dates. The first few announced are below - more will be announced shortly.
Dates11/04/07 - Fillmore at TLA (Philadelphia, PA)
11/07/07 - Metro (Chicago, IL)
11/13/07 - Glasshouse (Pomona, CA)
11/15/07 - El Rey Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
Paul Tao on 09/04/07 - 10:53 AM
Thursday's upcoming DVD/CD will be entitled Kill The House Lights. They have also just launched a YouTube channel where you can go and see some fan gathered live footage as well as official videos.
Paul Tao on 08/30/07 - 08:42 AM
Thursday now has their own Youtube channel that will feature all of their music videos along with several live performances.
Anton Djamoos on 08/29/07 - 04:25 PM
Thursday's myspace was recently hacked, but the band has regained control of their social networking power.
Message From Band We apologize for any spam that you may have received. Our myspace was hacked and someone was sending out fake Thursday videos.

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Anton Djamoos on 08/20/07 - 09:33 PM
Click here to read an MTV.com article on Thursday's decision to sign a one-off deal with Victory Records.
From The ArticleThursday's next studio effort, which they're currently writing material for, could end up on another label altogether.

"We've met with a bunch of people," Rickly said. "We've had interest from Ferret, Atlantic, Fueled by Ramen. We want to meet with everybody. I'm really interested in Saddle Creek and Epitaph — I love those labels."

But signing with Victory isn't out of the question. "We even spoke with Koch Records and talked about signing with Death Row Records, of all places," he said. "How crazy is that?"

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Rohan Kohli on 07/10/07 - 08:14 AM
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