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Nov 18, 2008

Dustin Chatting Now!

Dustin Kensrue is chatting over at Absolutepunk.net right now! Click here to start leaving your questions (you'll have to sign up for an account if you don't have one already)

Nov 18, 2008

Dustin Kensrue Full Album Listening Party

Listen to the full Dustin Kensrue album This Good Night Is Still Everywhere on Dustinkensrue.com

Nov 18, 2008

Dustin Kensrue - This Good Night Is Still Everywhere Out Today!

Dustin Kensrue's holiday album This Good Night Is Still Everywhere is out at all digital retailers today. Click here to purchase on iTunes.

Nov 17, 2008

Dustin Kensrue LA Show

Dustin Kensrue will be headlining a benefit show for Invisible Children on December 19 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood Tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase

Nov 17, 2008

Dustin Kensrue - Absolute Punk - Live Chat

Head to www.AbsolutePunk.net to participate in a live web chat with Dustin Kensrue tomorrow, 11/18, at 2pm PST. Dustin's new album, This Good Night Is Still Everywhere, will be available digitally everywhere tomorrow as well. Amazon actually got so excited that the album is available on their MP3 store now! Click HERE to purchase!

Nov 11, 2008

New Dustin song!

Check out www.DustinKensrue.com to hear “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, the first song from This Good Night Is Still Everywhere - the upcoming digital Christmas music release from Dustin Kensrue. Every day a new track will be revealed on the wreath leading up to release day 11/18, at which point the final three tracks will be posted for a full album stream.

Oct 24, 2008

Dustin Kensrue Christmas Album

Frontman of Thrice, Dustin Kensrue, announces his first Christmas music release, "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere". The acoustic 10 track set includes 8 covers plus 2 original tracks and will be available at all digital retailers on 08/12/08.

Oct 20, 2008

Dustin Kensrue Holiday Album

Dustin Kensrue announces his first holiday music release, "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere". The acoustic 10 track set includes 8 covers plus 2 original tracks and will be available at all digital retailers on 11/18/08

Jan 25, 2008

Thrice announces Alchemy Index Vols III & IV: Air & Earth

Click here for the press release document! The much anticipated second installment of The Alchemy Index, Vols. III & IV: Earth & Air will be available April 15th, 2008, via Vagrant Records. On Earth & Air, the band channels a panorama of musical moods and soundscapes, creating a spectral beauty of inspiring sound. A departure from songwriting tactics used on all prior releases, The Alchemy Index was done in the band’s own studio and engineered by guitarist Teppei Teranishi, without the assistance of an outside producer. “Although we wrote and recorded all 4 discs in the same time period, there was definitely and different approach to each one,” says singer Dustin Kensrue. Armed with completely open minds and lacking any conceptions as to what this release would bring the newest collection of songs from Thrice is a passionate and beaming follow-up to their celebrated, Fire & Water. From the introductory notes of “Digging My Own Grave,” on the Earth disc, to the sprawling echoed chords of “Come All You Weary,” Thrice have ventured into and conquered a new land in paramount proportions. “Earth was defined in the sense that we knew we wanted it very stripped down, with few electrified instruments or full drums. We recorded almost all of it in an empty wood floored room, as opposed to the studio where the rest of the record was done. It was done much quicker than the rest of the records and was very informal” says Kensrue. “We wanted it to sound like the listener is in the room with us, like you're just sitting in a room with a few guys playing music. We used exclusively acoustic instruments like acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass, banjo and wind instruments (except for "Come All You Weary") and I think that made a big difference in the vibe of the disc. It's definitely some of my favorite songs we've ever written/recorded says Teranishi. The singer’s sophisticated song craft and soulful, soaring tenor breaks through on the powerful and touching “Broken Lungs.” The haunting choral-esque “Daedalus” and euphoric “Silver Wings” will also be featured on the Air disc. “The Air disc is almost like a conglomeration of all four EP’s. While the rest of the records are pretty intentional and focused as far as their instrumentation and dynamics, the Air disc seems to be a bit more all over the place. There's stuff on there that's super stripped down, just acoustic guitar and singing, there's a song that's fully electronic, there's more traditional rock stuff (guitar, bass, drums), and there's even some more use of horns, says Teranishi. “Finding what made something work for Air was somewhat more elusive, and that ended up being a defining factor in the final choice of songs for that record,” says Kensrue. Kensrue took the elemental theme still further by composing an original sonnet for each EP, set to music, yet organized in the traditional English structure and rhythmic fashion. These passages (“Child of Dust” on Earth; and “Silver Wings” for Air) offer powerful sentiments that serve as thought-provoking closers for each EP’s respective journey. “Each sonnet is written from the point of view of the personified element, speaking to mankind, and lamenting our various failings,” explains Kensrue. Thrice will be headlining their first Canadian tour next month with Say Anything and Attack in Black and are also pleased to announce their U.S. headlining tour starting in mid-April with good friends, Circa Survive and Pelican. Tickets for the Canadian tour are on sale now and tickets for the headlining tour will be available for purchase in February. Stayed tuned for updates and check out www.thrice.net for all your Thrice needs.

Aug 09, 2007

Thrice Signs to Vagrant

Taking an unsullied approach to the writing, recording and production of their upcoming release, the decision to find a new record label was evident and expected for Orange County’s critically lauded, Thrice. Assuming control of their creative direction, Thrice has parted ways with Island records after releasing 2003's The Artist and The Ambulance and 2005's Vheissu, and have signed with Vagrant Records, on which they will release the four-volume Alchemy Index.

The Alchemy Index: Vols. I & II Fire & Water will be released on October 16th, 2007, with The Alchemy Index: Vols. III & IV Earth & Air to be released in Spring of 2008. The specific details about this ambitious project will be revealed over the next few weeks.

Stretching their innovation even further Thrice’s, Dustin Kensrue, Teppei Teranishi, Riley Breckenridge & Ed Breckenridge, expressed their musical diversity resulting in their most stunning effort to date. The Alchemy Index is an uncompromising artistic collection that represents the band’s evolution and shatters conventional boundaries. This quartet prides themselves on continually pushing the envelope creating the dynamic sound they call their own. It is this equilibrium that helps the band develop such richly crafted tracks and in doing so, it raises the bar once again for all that follow.

In support of the first installment of The Alchemy Index, Thrice will be headlining a 9 week – 42 date U.S. tour with Brand New.

Over the course of the next ten weeks, Thrice will release one video snippet per week giving the fan a hint of what is yet to come. Here is the first of ten.