--BELIEVE IN THRICE-- I created this community (as of October 10th, 2008) in an attempt to redeem Thrice's activity on Livejournal. There are other Thrice communities, but they are either entirely dead or barely functional with nonexistent moderators. I believe that Thrice is magnificent, and so is Livejournal, therefore Thrice should have an active role in the Livejournal Community.
In this community, discuss the obvious things that are involved in being in a band community on Livejournal. This is an entirely public community and there are no restrictions, other than don't talk about it if it doesn't relate to music (No spam).
I'd really like this community to be extremely visual too if possible! (Lots of picture sharing) It would be highly appreciated if you could share any Thrice photos/videos you may have (no matter how old). Describe your personal experience with Thrice in vivid detail. (even if you don't have pictures) How did Thrice effect your life? What was seeing Thrice like? Other topics of discussion can include lyrical meanings to you, personal favorites or dislikes and why, news about the band, info and updates about the band members or tours, anything at all! And by all means, if you are willing to promote the community, please do. :)
Thrice is an American post-hardcore/experimental rock band that formed in Irvine, California in 1998. The lineup consists of Dustin Kensrue (vocals and guitar), Teppei Teranishi (guitar), Eddie Breckenridge (bass), and Riley Breckenridge (drums).
In 2000, Thrice signed-up with Sub City Records and released two LP’s. The first, Identity Crisis (2000), only received 1.5 stars in the AMG review and little buzz. The second, The Illusion of Safety (2002), was widely acclaimed and received attention from major record labels. Even though Thrice’s music has always included some metal influences, The Illusion of Safety contains a heavier metalcore sound than the rest of their records. The Illusion of Safety was recorded in Beltsville, Maryland and the track The Beltsville Crucible reflects this.
In 2003 Thrice signed up with Island Records and released The Artist in the Ambulance, which featured more structured songs while keeping true to their hardcore influences. In 2005 a DVD outlining their entire career thus far was released under the title If We Could Only See Us Now. It included a CD with live tracks from the Apple Store and various B-sides.
Thrice released their fourth full-length album, Vheissu, on 2005-10-18. Vheissu features something of a departure from their previous sound by introducing electronics and new instruments - namely a Rhodes Piano - that they hadn’t used before this album. Another notable sound of the album is the lesser amount of a metal/hardcore style of guitar playing, but more of a variation in the vocals. During recording, the producer, Steve Osbourne, said that their new music almost sounded like Radiohead - before the vocals were added. Vheissu is critically-acclaimed, and far more mature than Thrice’s previous records.
The band embarked on a tour (October 4–2005-11-21) to garner support for Vheissu with Underoath, The Bled, and Veda, beginning at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and finishing at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California. Thrice also performed in the Taste of Chaos tour in early 2006.
The band releasedRed Sky, an EP comprised of various b-sides as well as live recordings, shortly after Vheissu. Directing the video for Red Sky, the single driving the ep, will be Tim Hope (Trouble, Sweetness).
Thrice released the first and second volume of The Alchemy Index, a highly experimental project based on the four traditional elements (fire, water, earth, and air), on October 16th 2007. Over the summer Thrice parted ways with Island records and will be releasing The Alchemy Index with Vagrant records instead. The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II - Fire & Water was released on October 16, 2007, and sold 28,000 copies in its first week. The album consists of the first two volumes, Fire and Water, and features 12 songs, 6 on each disk. The third and fourth volumes, Air & Earth were released on April 15, 2008.
The “Fire” disc features the heavier post-hardcore sound traditional Thrice fans will quickly embrace, harking back to their pre-Vheissu albums. The “Water” disc, however, is comprised of ambient songs similar to those found in Vheissu, Thrice’s previous album release. The “Air” disc brings a whole new element of electronic elements and delayed guitar riffs to Thrice’s sound. In “Earth”, much like Dustin Kensrue’s solo album, “Please Come Home”, Thrice introduces an indie-folk sound combining intricate piano and acoustic guitar.
To promote the new album, Thrice toured with the bands mewithoutYou and Brand New. In promotion of Air & Earth, Thrice toured with Circa Survive and Pelican.