That's the confirmed title (on a video on their Myspace, posted yesterday) for the band's fifth album. I am so happy to be looking forward to them after I fully got into them when I heard Vheissu and have basically tried getting a hold of every last track from them. (The only ones I don't own are "Madman," only on the original Greenflag issue of Identity Crisis, and "Lullaby," a Vheissu b-side.)
On tour this fall with Brand New & mewithoutYou, and one show I'm making sure to see. I may get former band's latter two albums due to interest, but for some reason I am not interested in Your Favorite Weapon.
I read on Wikipedia that the album got leaked today to the Internet. I was mad that there was no source for that.
"Come All You Weary" has a digital single out on the 4th of next month and it has an acoustic "Whaler" and Benjamin Weinman (of DEP fame) remix of "Digital Sea," which I can't wait to hear. It also has the music video in there of "DS."
If you go to alchemyindex.com there is a tour date section. I hate bursting the bubbles to a person who won't likely get to see this part of the tour but I'm going to try to hit Austin on April 23rd. For a headlining Thrice show this time.
"Come All You Weary" has a digital single out on the 4th of next month and it has an acoustic "Whaler" and Benjamin Weinman (of DEP fame) remix of "Digital Sea," which I can't wait to hear.
Nor can I. (Although I can wait longer than you, since you are absolutely the bigger Thrice and DEP fan of us two.)
If you go to alchemyindex.com there is a tour date section. I hate bursting the bubbles to a person who won't likely get to see this part of the tour...
...but I'm going to try to hit Austin on April 23rd. For a headlining Thrice show this time.
Speaking of headlining, I'm really sore now that Brand New was just at my club last fall and I sacrificed my prime working/viewing vantage point to my crush, who was clearly the bigger Brand New fan. Not that I sacrificed it to her, but that I wasn't ready to see Brand New yet, as it turns out.
For doing that for her, she burned me copies of Favorite Weapon and Devil & God (Steve burned me Deja Entendu over 3 years ago). And while I listened to YFW a few times in the car before '07 was up, I didn't really sit down with it (and D&G) until this past week. (I'd previously heard D&G many times over '07 in the old record store, but nothing really sunk in much since I couldn't fully pay attention to it.) I purposely listened to their catalog this past week because she quit her job there with me a month ago now and I was to be attending her birthday party Saturday (yesterday), which was the first time I'd actually seen her since she quit. Since I have no idea when I'll be seeing her again, I kinda thought I owed it to her to listen to BN's discography before this weekend.
YFW is decent. I relistened to DE a couple times and raised it a half star to 4/5. But then I got to TD&GARIM. And that album has just leveled me this past week. She had told me back when she gave these to me, after describing it to her, that the track I like best from D&G from hearing it in my store, was "Millstone." No it isn't. I realized from Jesse saying "milestone" ( ???) in the chorus which one that was. Then track 4 turned out to be the one I meant all along. "Degausser." Oh my F***ing god, that song is just glorious, now that I've been able to give it my 100% attention. Seriously, that song makes my skin tingle, it moves me that much. At 5:32, I wish that song could go on 2 or 3 times as long, it actually feels short to me. I still need to put up my personal chart from this past week, but expect to see this album crash my chart next Wednesday. Sowing Season, Millstone, Jesus, Degausser, You Won't Know will all definitely be showing up. (Maybe more, since I still have 3 more days until I make it.)
I didn't realize just how anti-press they are and how infrequently they tour, so I just got F***ed, with them being at my club only four months ago. I loved the D&G album cover ever since I saw it, I took both promo singles for it that my store had this past year, I just didn't realize how F***ing awesome that new record really was and am crushed now that I was over a year too late on it.
Imagine that episode of Seinfeld where, despite the ludicrously bright red neon light pouring into his apartment from their neon sign, Kramer falls in love with Kenny Rogers' Chicken. Ignore all that, as it doesn't relate to me, but picture the end, where after the restaurant's gone, Kramer's muttering in despair, with that sheet hanging out of his window with "Kenny Come Back" written on it. Picture me now muttering in despair out a window of the club, with a sheet reading "Brand New Come Back."
F**k my life. [/TJ's Liquor employee in Superbad]
Last Edit: Feb 25, 2008 3:48:33 GMT -4 by a Nick O!
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Checked my mail last night in sheer excitement. The latter volumes are not as immediate as the first two but are just as interesting if not even more.
I prefer Air to Earth, but they are both pretty good. I was intrigued with the latter after hearing "Broken Lungs" on the band's myspace and was satisfied with pretty much each track. I didn't honestly think Earth sounded much like solo Kensrue, apart from maybe the single "Come All You Weary." There's banjo on the first track from that disc and about half of 'em piano driven. I love the lyrics of "Digging My Own Grave," as well.
The overall collection isn't quite Vheissu but I like it even more than TAITA. I already had that impression of the first half after a few months.
I almost like Air as much as Water. That one is so creative and beautiful that it captivates me. And Fire is overall amazing. I'm a big fan of Earth but like it the least. I'm not especially big on "Moving Mountains" which is merely decent for me, but enjoy the other songs on that disc.
Okay, so RA's myspace listed the dates with Thrice and Alk3:
6 Aug 2008 12:00 Race City Speedway / Warped Tour Calgary, Alberta 8 Aug 2008 12:00 The Idaho Center Amphitheatre / Warped Tour Nampa, Idaho 9 Aug 2008 12:00 The Gorge Amphitheatre / Warped Tour Gorge, Washington 10 Aug 2008 12:00 Colubia Meadows/ Warped Tour St. Helens, Oregon 13 Aug 2008 12:00 Savemart Center / Warped Tour Fresno, California 14 Aug 2008 12:00 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre / Warped Tour Chula Vista, California 15 Aug 2008 12:00 Shoreline Amphitheatre/ Warped Tour Moutain View, California 16 Aug 2008 12:00 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot / Warped Tour Marysville, California 17 Aug 2008 12:00 Home Depot Center / Warped Tour Carson, California 27 Sep 2008 12:00 Schnepf Farms / EDGEFEST 2008 Phoenix, Arizona 2 Oct 2008 19:00 Time Warner Cleveland, Ohio 3 Oct 2008 19:00 The Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario 6 Oct 2008 19:00 Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts 8 Oct 2008 19:00 Cheverlot Theatre Wallingford, Connecticut 9 Oct 2008 19:00 Washington Avenue Armory Albany, New York 11 Oct 2008 19:00 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, New Hampshire 12 Oct 2008 19:00 Ram’s Head Live Baltimore, Maryland 13 Oct 2008 19:00 Roseland Ballroom New York, New York 16 Oct 2008 19:00 Electric Factory Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19 Oct 2008 19:00 House Of Blues Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 20 Oct 2008 19:00 Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia 21 Oct 2008 19:00 Jannus Landing Orlando, Florida 21 Oct 2008 19:00 Jannus Landing Orlando, Florida 26 Oct 2008 19:00 Austin City Music Hall Austin, Texas 27 Oct 2008 19:00 Verizon Wireless Theatre Houston, Texas 4 Nov 2008 19:00 House Of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada 8 Nov 2008 19:00 Roseland Ballroom Portland, Oregon 9 Nov 2008 19:00 Thunderbird Arena Vancouver, British Columbia 11 Nov 2008 19:00 Salt Air Salt Lake City, Utah 12 Nov 2008 19:00 The Fillmore Denver, Colorado 13 Nov 2008 19:00 The Fillmore Denver, Colorado 14 Nov 2008 19:00 Uptown Theatre Kansas City, Missouri 16 Nov 2008 19:00 The Pageant St. Louis, Missouri 17 Nov 2008 20:00 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin 18 Nov 2008 19:00 The Myth Minneapolis, Minnesota 20 Nov 2008 19:00 The Congress Theatre Chicago, Illinois 22 Nov 2008 19:00 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, Michigan 23 Nov 2008 19:00 The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan
Not only did I finally album rank III & IV (erroneously labeled V on the disc itself), but I ranked all four EP's against each other and made an album ranker for all 24 tracks of The Alchemy Index project.
Fire: - 4 1. The Flame Deluge 2. Firebreather 3. Burn the Fleet 4. Backdraft 5. The Arsonist 6. The Messenger
Water: - 4 1. Digital Sea 2. Open Water 3. The Whaler 4. Lost Continent 5. Night Diving 6. Kings Upon the Main
Air: - 4 1. The Sky Is Falling 2. Broken Lungs 3. Silver Wings (Would be a lot higher if it were longer.) 4. Daedalus 5. A Song for Milly Michaelson 6. As the Crow Flies
Earth: - 4 1. The Lion and the Wolf 2. Moving Mountains 3. Digging My Own Grave 4. Come All You Weary 5. The Earth Isn't Humming 6. Child of Dust (Would be a lot higher if it were longer.)
The Alchemy Index: - 4 01. The Flame Deluge 02. Firebreather 03. The Sky Is Falling 04. The Lion and the Wolf 05. Moving Mountains 06. Digital Sea 07. Broken Lungs 08. Open Water 09. The Whaler 10. Digging My Own Grave 11. Come All You Weary 12. Silver Wings 13. The Earth Isn't Humming 14. Daedalus 15. Burn the Fleet 16. A Song for Milly Michaelson 17. Lost Continent 18. Night Diving 19. Backdraft 20. Child of Dust 21. The Arsonist 22. The Messenger 23. As the Crow Flies 24. Kings Upon the Main
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2008 1:47:49 GMT -4 by a Nick O!
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Rise Against had to cancel their shows in Austin & Houston because of McIlrath's voice, but the rest carried on. I'm glad I didn't pay my ticket online, especially since this one was only $18. The hassle was the fact that they only had tickets at the door, so there was this really big line to wait through.
I heard only one song from the Gaslight Anthem and that one in particular kind of reminded me of "Thrash Unreal" for some reason. I heard music playing beforehand but was not really inside and the line extended way beyond the small venue.
It's now been thrice times seeing Thrice (although with them that joke was probably beaten to death long ago). This was the shortest amount of songs they've played and even though they only played two more at the Brand New one that one seemed more complete. The big surprise? No "Stare at the Sun" and no "Deadbolt" (!!!).
Set list that I remember: 01. Firebreather 02. The Melting Point of Wax 03. Music Box 04. Blood Clots and Black Holes 05. The Sky Is Falling 06. Of Dust and Nations 07. The Messenger 08. Broken Lungs 09. Helter Skelter [The Beatles] 10. Betrayal Is a Symptom 11. Stand and Feel Your Worth 12. The Earth Will Shake
"Firebreather," "The Messenger" and "The Earth Will Shake" were played at all 3 shows I've seen. My first time for 2-5 & 8-10. As far as I know they haven't played any Identity Crisis in the last couple or so years, if even that.
That venue was so packed (and fairly hot) and I probably would've been infinitely more comfortable at an outdoor venue or at least a considerably bigger place if it had to be indoors. I mean, the bar and smoking area did not help for crap. Still, the set was alright even if it felt abbreviated. I was extremely glad with many of the songs they did early on. Because of the big crowd (and me being sort of short) I only was really able to see Dustin and Teppei from my view. I did go in the pit during "Betrayal" and after that where I stood kind of changed the view. I was more up front and at the left side, where I could actually at least see Eddie and realized that some of those sounds were indeed Teppei's keyboard.
I wanted to get on the Greyhound before the buses stopped running in my city, so I missed Alkaline's set. And if I'm not blind Crimson was only $5 there (though I had it). From Here to Infirmary was $10. Maybe would've picked up one if the set was good enough. -------------- Sorry to make such a long post: I just realized more news about Thrice.
Thrice will be releasing a new live album later this year. The record is titled Live at The House of Blues and is due out December 9, 2008. The triple-disc package features an entire live concert on two CD's plus a DVD from a May 28, 2008 show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Also included is exclusive interview footage of the band fielding fan-submitted questions.
Track listing, according to site (unclear if it's just CD or also the DVD disc): 01. The Lion & The Wolf 02. Firebreather 03. The Messenger 04. Of Dust and Nations 05. Digital Sea 06. Flags of Dawn 07. Burn The Fleet 08. Open Water 09. The Earth Isn't Humming 10. The Artist in the Ambulance 11. Trust 12. Cold Cash Colder Hearts 13. Broken Lungs 14. The Whaler 15. All That's Left 16. Silhouette 17. Come All You Weary 18. Stare at the Sun 19. Daedalus 20. Don't Tell and We Won't Ask 21. Hold Fast Hope 22. For Miles 23. Red Sky 24. Deadbolt 25. The Earth Will Shake
That's fairly akin to the set they played during the spring. But I remembered a different order (towards beginning) and never have heard "Cold Cash," "Trust," or even "Open Water" at any of the shows. I believe I heard 6, 7, 10 & 14 just at the Brand New show so there's songs they did instead that I may or may not remember off the top of my head ("Kill Me Quickly" being one).
Even more crazy in details to add, Dustin has a Christmas album he intends to just release online:
Dustin Kensrue Holiday Release Announced This Good Night Is Still Everywhere out November 18 on Vagrant
(October 20, 2008) – Dustin Kensrue announces his first holiday music release, This Good Night Is Still Everywhere (Vagrant). The acoustic ten-track set includes 8 covers plus 2 original tracks and will be available at all digital retailers on November 18, 2008.
Southern California-based Kensrue released his debut solo effort, Please Come Home in 2007 and recently finished work on the new recording while on the road in his role as vocalist and guitarist for Thrice. This Good Night Is Still Everywhere was produced by Kensrue and mixed by Thrice guitarist Teppei Teranishi.
"I've been wanting to do a Christmas record since before I even thought about putting Please Come Home together," says Kensrue. "I've always loved Christmas songs and searching out different versions of my favorite songs, so it was about time to try my hand at it."
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. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 8. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen 9. O Holy Night 10. This Is War
I held from talking about my rankings of the album up until the proper guessing in my albums game. By now I think the Air EP bests both the Fire and Water projects. If I ranked my top artists by year they'd be on the top for me for the last three years. My main difference from your rankings is that I'm not really huge on "Mountains" but if you have the solo Dustin album the songs are a lot like that one and "Weary."
Fire: - 4.5 1. The Flame Deluge 2. Firebreather 3. Burn the Fleet 4. The Arsonist 5. The Messenger 6. Backdraft
Water: - 4.5 1. Digital Sea 2. The Whaler 3. Night Diving 4. Lost Continent 5. Open Water 6. Kings Upon the Main
Air: - 5 1. Daedalus 2. The Sky Is Falling (Hot QOTSA remake!) 3. Silver Wings 4. Broken Lungs 5. A Song for Milly Michaelson 6. As the Crow Flies
Earth: - 4.5 1. The Earth Isn't Humming 2. The Lion and the Wolf 3. Digging My Own Grave 4. Come All You Weary 5. Child of Dust 6. Moving Mountains
The Alchemy Index: - 4.5; borders the 5 rating. 01. Digital Sea 02. Daedalus 03. The Flame Deluge 04. The Sky Is Falling 05. The Whaler 06. The Earth Isn't Humming 07. Firebreather 08. The Lion and the Wolf 09. Silver Wings 10. Broken Lungs 11. Night Diving 12. Digging My Own Grave 13. Burn the Fleet 14. Come All You Weary 15. The Arsonist 16. A Song for Milly Michaelson 17. Lost Continent 18. As the Crow Flies 19. The Messenger 20. Open Water 21. Child of Dust 22. Backdraft 23. Kings Upon the Main 24. Moving Mountains
Expect to see most of these entries on my 2008 year-end chart. I think I'm going to combine "Crow" and "Wings" together since both songs total in at about four minutes anyway. Of the three times I saw 'em I didn't hear 3, 9, 11, 12, 14-18 & 20-24.
Quoth Jeremy Davis, Paramore's bassist: "My favorite [album of 2008] was The Alchemy Index by Thrice. They came out with basically four different EPs, and they're all amazing. Some of my favorite records of all time, to be honest."
I had to look him up in Wikipedia to see what his role was in Paramore. First, I tried to find out in the liner notes of Riot!, but if who does what is listed anywhere in there, it's very difficult to find, as the liner notes are "hand-"scrawled randomly all over 2 pages of the booklet.
But nevertheless, I came across something I never noticed before (and obviously never noticed in the song):
"Born for This" contains elements of "Liberation Frequency" by D. Sandstrom, D. Lyxzen, K. Steen, J. Brannstrom. [collectively known as Refused --Nick] Songs and Stories Publishing (STIM). All rights administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved.
Upon listening to "Born for This" again, I correctly guessed the part that was lifted was the two times Hayley coos "We want the airwaves back" (with all bass EQ'd out of her voice) when the instrumentation drops out at the end of both pre-choruses. (I then listened to "Liberation Frequency" to confirm this.)
Forgive me for not remembering "Liberation Frequency." It's been 2 years since I last listened to The Shape of Punk to Come and it's never been an album I play often other than a few songs to begin with.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2008 15:05:39 GMT -4 by a Nick O!
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