Wednesday, April 1, 2009

No Good Music Goes Unlistened (Volume 8): Thrice

Thrice has been rocking stages for over 10 years. 

They've run the musical gamut, going from what is called post-hardcore to dabbling in everything from electronica to blues on their latest project The Alchemy Index.

They'd been on Island Records for two albums (The Artist in the Ambulance, Vheissu), but I feel that their latest album proves that they don't need a major label to produce their work.

They're already working on their sixth album which is likely going to come out before the end of the year.

Another reason why I love this band is that a part of their profit from every album always go to a charity which they learned very early in their career at Sub City Records.

But if you're looking for something to hold you over until then, look no further than Water is Poison, one of the best Thrice fansites around. There are rare songs you could only find on vinyl that could be out of print by now, live rarities including solo performances by Dustin Kensrue and even fan covers.

My personal favorite Thrice songs are: Paper Tigers, Firebreather, Image of the Invisible (a song based on the Invisible Children charity), For Miles (a song inspired by jazz great Miles Davis), and Broken Lungs.

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