Friday, December 2, 2011

Post #248: Thrice


***New album released in September, and their 
Hiatus just announced.***

Just two months ago, Thrice release their 8th studio album since forming in 1998.

Unfortunately, less than 3 months later and less than two weeks ago, they posted an announcement on their website, that would change my perception of the path they were on.


"Thrice is not breaking up.  If nothing has broken us up by now, I doubt anything ever could.
However, we will be taking a break from being a full-time band, and the upcoming tour in the Spring will be the last one for the foreseeable future."  


Click HERE for the entire announcement.

With each passing year, it seems that my life gets busier and busier.  Kids, work, family and Friends, hobbies...there are times when things need to get cut out.

On top of everything else, I can't imagine adding creating music and touring the country to my list of to-do's.


Founded by high school friends, front man Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi, they would pull in two outside friends and give themselves the name Thrice, after an inside joke between the four members.

Aside from the previous 7 albums, and this year's, Major/Minor, where you will find "Promises", Dustin, would also release two solo albums.  The second of these, This Good Night Is Still Everywhere", a Christmas album.

If you are like most everyone else, and have already started playing Christmas music on a regular basis, but want to change it up a bit, I highly recommend this album.

The hiatus announcement was written by Dustin himself, and gives us some insight to the decision, which I alluded to above.  With three daughters under the age of five, and recently signing on as music director at Mars Hill Church in Orange County, it was hard being away for weeks at a time.  There is a pretty cool interview and more insight HERE on the church's blog

It always bums me out when we lose a great band, even if it is 'temporarily'.  You just never know if and when they will rise again.  To make things worse, they won't be stopping through Minnesota on this 'final' tour.

As much as I respect Dustin's decision, let's hope it isn't too long before he shares more of his creations with us.

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