So…
We had a pretty amazing weekend.
On Thursday, we played SOMA in San Diego, for what might seem like the hundredth time, but in doing so after a six month break from playing shows, and with our super amazing and very good friends in Circa Survive, it it was a really special experience. Then, on Saturday, we played with Circa Survive again at MusInk and had one of the most awesome hometown shows in recent memory. Compound that with winning the OCMA for Best Alternative Band (which we didn’t find out until moments before we went onstage at MusInk, despite our pre-taped acceptance speech that aired at the awards), and the fact that March 6th was 10-year anniversary of the release of our very first LP, Identity Crisis, on SubCity Records, and it made it a pretty phenomenal weekend.
We couldn’t be more thankful.
So now, we’re bearing down and trying to turn a slew of ideas from four brains with very different tastes in music into what we think will be a cohesive record. It’s happening. Slowly. But it’s really happening. Thank you all for being patient, and we hope you know that once we get this thing/record ready to commit to tape/digital media, it will be the truest and most honest piece of tunage that the four of us can agree upon/come up with.
More updates to come…
-Riley

So…

We had a pretty amazing weekend.

On Thursday, we played SOMA in San Diego, for what might seem like the hundredth time, but in doing so after a six month break from playing shows, and with our super amazing and very good friends in Circa Survive, it it was a really special experience. Then, on Saturday, we played with Circa Survive again at MusInk and had one of the most awesome hometown shows in recent memory. Compound that with winning the OCMA for Best Alternative Band (which we didn’t find out until moments before we went onstage at MusInk, despite our pre-taped acceptance speech that aired at the awards), and the fact that March 6th was 10-year anniversary of the release of our very first LP, Identity Crisis, on SubCity Records, and it made it a pretty phenomenal weekend.

We couldn’t be more thankful.

So now, we’re bearing down and trying to turn a slew of ideas from four brains with very different tastes in music into what we think will be a cohesive record. It’s happening. Slowly. But it’s really happening. Thank you all for being patient, and we hope you know that once we get this thing/record ready to commit to tape/digital media, it will be the truest and most honest piece of tunage that the four of us can agree upon/come up with.

More updates to come…

-Riley

Studio Update | 2/17

Eats.

Lunch breaking with some Pho.  

My coffee cup was ravaged by Ed’s monstrous bass tones.

But the banana was OK.

Survived only to fall victim to my ravenous appetite.  

Dustin.  Beverage fiend.

Very productive week.  

Teppei

Long Overdue Update

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the lack of updates — There’s hasn’t been much to post since there has been a lull in Thrice related activity in the last few months.  We have been going through some things in our personal lives that ultimately, are much bigger and much more important, which had called for our full attention for the time being.  It’s been a pretty crazy season of change for us and we appreciate all your guys’ love and support.  

Furthermore, we found our storage space dead empty, robbed and quite literally swept clean several weeks ago (no seriously, they took a broom and dust pan and swept it clean).  Luckily, the stuff we currently use the most was at the studio, but we still had a lot of stuff taken.  The culprits were actually caught and are locked up at the moment and we were able to get some smaller stuff back (mostly cases).  We fully understand that this is a complete shot in the dark, but if anyone sees our stuff being sold (or anything that might be ours) at least in the Orange/San Diego/Los Angeles counties, please do NOT contact the seller, instead, contact our management at thricebay@gmail.com and let us know.  Just some of the stuff that is still at large:

- My Black ‘85 Les Paul Custom - Super bummed about this one as it was my main guitar for years.  Some key indicators might be: all nickel hardware, Dimarzio bridge pickup, stock neck pickup, significantly yellowed binding, a nick down to the wood around the middle of the neck.  Not the most identifiable guitar but what the heck, no harm in trying…I want this back dang it!

- Black Les Paul Custom Lite - This is a super rare guitar and (I believe) was refinished in black at some point.  I’ve never seen another black one so any black Les Paul Custom Lites might be a red flag.  

- Rhodes Mark V - Pretty rare keyboard and we’d be interested to hear about any of these being sold.

- Acrylic C&C Drum kit - Smoke acrylic 24’ kick drum, 14’ rack, 18’ floor.  This was custom made especially for Riley and there is none other like it.  If you see this kit, then this is an instant red flag.  

Like I said, complete shot in the dark, but any shot is better than no shot I suppose.  In the end though, it’s just stuff so we are giving a big collective “Oh well”.  

On a happy note of change, my family and I just recently picked up and left our home in OC to move up north to an island in Washington.  It’s a drastic change for us but a welcome and conscious one and I am absolutely loving it.  I’ll be splitting my time between there and Thrice’s home base of Orange pretty much 50/50 for the next few months as we work to get back on track and finish this record.  Maybe I can buy a sweet toaster or something with my accumulated miles.  

On the Thrice front, we are picking things back up this week and are back in the studio.  I feel like we’ve been able to pick our momentum back up fairly easily and we have had a pretty productive couple days.  It’s actually been kinda nice to be able take some time off from being so immersed in it and come back with fresh minds/perspectives/ears.  

We’ll also be playing a couple shows in the socal area in the beginning of March with our good friends in Circa Survive:

3/3 at Soma in San Diego

3/5 at the Musink festival

We’re super excited about seeing/playing with those guys as they are stand up guys just as much as they are an amazing band.  We’ll be sure to keep this site updated while we are back in writing mode.  Thanks for sticking around and checking in.   

Cheers,

Teppei

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving to all of you!!!

We hope that everyone has a great thanksgiving day and holidays. Hopefully today we can all take the time to reflect on how great this world is… the bad and the good, most likely we all have many things to be thankful for.

love,

   Thrice

!!MORE PANORAMAZ!!

(picture taken a few weeks ago :P )

Still in the stages of getting song ideas together. 

Riley and I worked on some ideas together this week and came up with some sweet stuff (Teps and Dustin are on family trips).

I gotta say though… it’s awesome at times working as just the rhythm section on songs, but it can be tough at other times.

I ended up playing one part on dustin’s amp at one point… Looped the riff, walked over to my amp and played different layered melodies under the looping riff.  

Sometimes you just need that other melody to really make sense of whats really going on.

Fun stuff!

Ed

Trash

We need to take it out…

We just switched the backend of our site over so I’m just more or less testing it out, but here’s a not-so-successful panoramic shot I took in the studio with my phone today.

Teppei

We just switched the backend of our site over so I’m just more or less testing it out, but here’s a not-so-successful panoramic shot I took in the studio with my phone today.

Teppei

STUDIO WORK

Updating website while guys are working in the studio.  Please sit tight.