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May 13, 2011

Thrice Release First Behind The Scenes Studio Video

Thrice has entered the studio to begin working on what will be their 7th studio album, set for release early Fall 2011 on Vagrant Records. They have just released their first behind the scenes video of the recording process, which can be seen below.

The band has been recording since May 2nd in Santa Monica, CA with Dave Schiffman at Red Bull Studios who mixed “Beggars” and engineered “Vheissu.” In the video the band discusses the complexities of writing an album together and their approach to the overall writing process and what it is like working with Schiffman. “I think this record is going to be a little more in your face, there is just a different sound to the whole record,” says frontman Dustin Kensrue.

Studio Video #1 from Official Thrice on Vimeo.

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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.

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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 myspace.com/wheresthebandtour.

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

Dec 15, 2009

New Dustin Kensrue video

Watch Dustin Kensrue's new video for "This Is War" on Ransom TV here

Nov 19, 2009

Dustin Solo Video

Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue will soon be releasing a new video for “This Is War,” one of the two original songs on his 2008 Christmas album, This Goodnight Is Still Everywhere. For more info about the video check out Dustin's Myspace here.

Nov 18, 2009

"This Is War" Video and Where's The Band? Tour Dates for Dustin from Thrice

Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue will soon be releasing a new video for “This Is War,” one of the two original songs on his 2008 Christmas album, This Goodnight Is Still Everywhere. For more info about the video and Where's The Band? Tour dates, check out Dustin's Myspace here.

Nov 02, 2009

New Where's The Band? Tour Dates

New Where's The Band? Tour Dates have been added w/Dustin Kensrue, Chris Conley, Matt Pryor, & Anthony Raneiri. Pre-sale begins 11/5 here. For more info visit myspace.com/wheresthebandtour

Aug 11, 2009

Thrice's "Beggars" gets review by Alt. Press

FILE UNDER: Progression with passion Thrice - Beggars [4.5/5] Let's cut to the chase: Beggars, the seventh album from Thrice, is the textbook example of the term "creative milestone." For all of their previous dalliances in everything from air-punching riffage to calculus-laden time signatures to ambient atmospheres (each avenue admittedly having its own fluctuating shelf life), the quartet have crafted 10 songs that are compelling and honest. For the purposes of this review, "honest" is defined as a result of personal chemistry, as opposed to the laying out of a contrived hodgepodge of influences laid out to illustrate some kind of self-absorbed musicianship or extreme cleverness. (These days, their 2000 debut, Identity Crisis, seems positively quaint.) Over the years, fans have learned exactly how fast the band can play, how loud their amps can go and how wickedly they can shred. With Beggars, listeners can witness four kindred spirits listening to each other, guided by a mutual respect and intuition that can only be developed through years of playing together. Guitarist Teppei Teranishi manned the producer's chair for the proceedings and the results sound remarkably intimate. It's evident in the opening "All The World Is Mad," where the rhythm section of Eddie and Riley Breckenridge sets up the pulsing urgency for Teranishi's throttling guitar and Dustin Kensrue's passionate invectives regarding humanity. You can hear it in the austere acoustic coda that ends the otherwise manic "Talking Through Glass." It's in the significantly dialed-down "Circles" that Teranishi's electric piano takes center stage for a song that's not as impenetrable as Radiohead's pastoral quirks, but not syrupy like Coldplay's Brian Eno-produced affectations. But there's a good share of rock on Beggars, as well. "The Weight" is a strident track that alternates between minimal accompaniment and all amps-on-11 mania, bolstered by a vocal performance by Kensrue that's as commanding as such iconic alt-rock frontmen as Robert Smith, Bono and Chris Cornell. "Doublespeak" is laden with layers of feedback squalls and dynamic piano chords as Kensrue intones, "I drug my heart with doublespeak/All my misgivings disappear." Continuing in a seemingly unbridled vein, the guitar flailing on "At The Last" completely flattens most grunge-era classics, and the heightened dynamics of the title track (Kensrue's cautionary tale to the world's privileged) are bold enough to earn the band some shoegazer reference points. Despite their ambition, Thrice may never attain the cerebral/social status that high-and-mighty rockcrits widely accord to Radiohead. And they'll most definitely alienate more of the folks who still want them to re-record The Illusion Of Safety in a number of transposed key changes. But who cares? Thrice have achieved that rare feat of actually progressing and maturing, while avoiding the navel-gazing introspection so many outfits fall into--you know, the one that rationalizes the creation of positively god-awful records. Beggars isn't a new beginning as much as it is a moment in time worth returning to. Frequently. Credit: http://altpress.com/reviews/beggars.htm

Dec 17, 2008

Get Dustin's "This Good Night.." for $1.99!

Amazon.com has made Dustin Kensrue's "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere" their deal of the day! Download the ENTIRE album today for only $1.99 here

Nov 20, 2008

Where's The Band? Tour

Dustin Kensrue, Matty Pryor, Chris Conley and Anthony Raneri will be heading out on a short acoustic tour in January '09. Check the dates for when and where.