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Feb 05, 2016

Dustin Kensrue Announces Live Covers Album, Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood

Singer-songwriter Dustin Kensrue will be releasing his third solo album, Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood, on March 18, 2016. Comprised of ten tracks, the album serves as a follow up to 2015’s Carry The Fire which Billboard hailed “tuneful, infectious…a folk framework with a rock backbone.”

“For years I've peppered my solo sets with a variety of cover songs,” notes Dustin. “Playing a cover song is a bit like stepping into someone else’s skin for a moment, inhabiting a story that came from somewhere totally outside of your experience and even your imagination. The new record is a sampling of some of my favorites that I've tried on over the years. It’s a challenge to find songs that will really shine when stripped to their bones and these have all proved their worth.”

Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood showcases Dustin covering some of pop-culture’s most important songs, both past and present, from artists such as Cold War Kids, Radiohead, Brand New, Leonard Cohen and The Counting Crows to name a few. Today, check out Dustin’s take on Tom Waits’ “Down There By The Train” below.

Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood Track List:

Hospital Beds
Buzzcut Season
Jesus Christ
Wrecking Ball
Cold As It Gets
Round Here
State Trooper
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Down There By The Train

Dustin Kensrue - Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood: iTunes | Amazon | CD & Vinyl

Nov 09, 2015

Dustin Kensrue on Latest Going Off Track Podcast

Dustin Kensrue recently recorded an interview on the latest Going Off Track podcast. Dustin discusses technology, Thrice, his solo work work and much more. Head HERE to check it out.


Dustin will be performing and recording a live covers album at The Constellation Room in Santa Ana, CA on December 15th and 16th. Grab tickets HERE.

Dustin Kensrue - Carry The Fire: iTunes | Amazon | Webstore

Aug 07, 2015

Dustin Kensrue Performs “Back To Back,” Chats with MLB Entertainment

While on the road in Austin, Dustin Kensrue stopped for an acoustic performance and brief discussion with MLB Entertainment. In the video, Dustin discusses life as a traveling artist, what he wishes he would have known in his early days as a musician, and how he expresses his faith through his music. Catch the interview and performance of “Back To Back” HERE or watch below.

“Back To Back” appears on Carry The Fire which is available everywhere – iTunes | Amazon | Store/Physical

Mar 10, 2015

Dustin Kensrue Reveals “Of Crows and Crowns” Song + Video, New Tour Dates Announced

Dustin Kensrue has revealed a new song and video today for “Of Crows and Crowns” from his upcoming solo album, Carry The Fire. Directed by Vern Moen (Radiohead, Jack White, Cold War Kids), check out the beautifully shot black & white video below.

CarryThe Fire is set for release on April 21, 2015. Click HERE to pre-order on iTunes and receive instant downloads of both “Of Crows and Crowns” and “Back to Back.”

This month Kensrue will kick off his spring touring schedule in support of CarryThe Fire with three shows in Austin, Texas during SXSW before beginning his previously announced co-headline dates with Andy Hull on April 21st in Chicago. New tour dates in the U.K. and additional headline U.S. dates along the west coast have also been announced today. Click HERE for all upcoming tour dates and ticket links.

Feb 10, 2015

Dustin Kensrue Premieres New Song, Carry The Fire Now Available for Pre-Order

Billboard has just premiered the first new song from Dustin Kensrue’s forthcoming solo album Carry The Fire! Click HERE to listen to “Back to Back.” The new album is the long anticipated follow-up to Dustin's 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home.

Kensrue, known for his dynamic solo performances and as frontman for Southern California rock band Thrice, engineered and produced Carry The Fire on his own while mixing duties were handled by Brian Eichelberger and the album was mastered by Howie Weinberg. The record is now available for pre-order ahead of its April 21st release with an instant download of “Back to Back.”

Pre-order Carry The Fire: iTunes | Amazon | Webstore

Dustin also announced today several co-headline dates with Andy Hull in April. Ticket pre-sales are now live HERE before the general on-sale on Friday, February 13th at 12pm Eastern. Click HERE for all upcoming shows.

Jan 30, 2015

Dustin Kensrue To Release “Carry The Fire” This Spring

Dustin Kensrue has announced that he will be releasing a new solo record entitled Carry The Fire on April 21st, via Vagrant/Staple Records. The new album was engineered and produced by Dustin and is the long anticipated follow up to the Thrice front man’s 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home.

Dustin’s Christmas album This Good Night Is Still Everywhere was recently pressed on limited edition colored vinyl and can be purchased HERE.

Carry The Fire Track List:
Back to Back
There’s Something Dark
Death or Glory
In the Darkness
Of Crows and Crowns
Juggernaut Reference
What Beautiful Things
Carry The Fire

Nov 13, 2014

Dustin Kensrue Enters the Studio to Record New Solo Album

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dustin Kensrue has entered the studio and is currently recording the long anticipated follow-up to his 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home. The new album is expected to be released next spring on Staple Records/Vagrant Records. Kensrue, known for his dynamic solo performances and as frontman for Southern California rock band Thrice, is engineering and producing the record on his own.

Recording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process,” said Kensrue. “I always have bits and pieces of songs that are bouncing around in my head. I usually record them and listen back later, and most of the time I can’t remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place. But then there are the tunes that stick – the ones I find running over and over through my head, demanding to be finished. Begging for a home. The most persistent of these tunes from the past 8 years are what I’m busy recording right now, and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing.

On November 26th, Kensrue will be performing at the 5th annual Thanksgiving concert, The Stuffing, in Atlanta, Georgia with Manchester Orchestra and O’Brother and more. Following that, the 2014 edition of the ‘Where’s The Band?’ tour will kick off in mid-December. All dates and ticket links can be found HERE.

Kensrue has also recently been confirmed to perform at the 2015 South By Southwest Music and Media Festival in Austin, Texas next March.

Nov 09, 2010

Dustin Kensrue's "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere" is Available Now Digitally and on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl!

Click HERE to head to iTunes to purchase "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere" and click HERE to head to the Vagrant Store to purchase the album on limited edition green or red vinyl!

THE VINYL EDITION features two bonus tracks and is hand numbered and limited to 1,000 copies total (500 green and 500 red). The vinyl also features brand new artwork and liner notes with track descriptions written by Dustin himself, as well as a digital download card.

Nov 09, 2010

Dustin Kensrue LP and Ticket Giveaway Contest!

AbsolutePunk is giving away copies of Dustin Kensrue's holiday album, The Good Night is Still Everywhere, in a limited edition LP, along with tickets to the "Where's the Band?" Tour, featuring Dustin Kensrue, Matt Pryor, Chris Conley, and Anthony Raneri. Click here to get more details on how to enter to win! You can also buy the new LP right here.

Oct 14, 2010

Dustin Kensrue's This Good Night Is Still Everywhere to be released on limited edition vinyl!

Where's The Band? tour dates announced!

Dustin Kensrue’s Christmas music album, This Good Night Is Still Everywhere, will be released for the first time on limited edition vinyl on November 9 through Vagrant Records. The solo, mostly –acoustic collection was originally issued as a digital-only release in 2008. This new vinyl edition features two bonus tracks, including a cover of mewithoutYou’s “A Stick, A Carrot & String.” For fans that previously purchased the digital album, the two additional songs will be available for individual download at all digital retailers.

Only 1,000 hand-numbered pieces of vinyl will be pressed and will be split in two colorways - 500 red and 500 green. The package features brand new artwork and liner notes with track descriptions written by Dustin himself and will include a digital download card.

Kensrue, who is also vocalist and guitarist for Southern California’s Thrice, wrote, recorded, and produced This Good Night Is Still Everywhere, while mixing duties were handled by Thrice guitarist Teppei Teranishi.

It was also announced today that Kensrue will once again be joining Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams), Chris Conley (Saves The Day, Two Tongues) and Anthony Raneri (Bayside) for another Where’s The Band? tour on the east coast in December (see dates below). For additional info and ticket information for the tour, check out

This Good Night Is Still Everywhere track listing:
1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
2. Christmas Blues
3. Blue Christmas
4. Fairytale of New York
5. This Good Night Is Still Everywhere
6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
7. Come, O Come, Emmanuel
8. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
9. Holy Night
10. This Is War
11. A Stick, A Carrot & String
12. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

Where’s The Band? dates:
12/08 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
12/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/12 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom