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This blog is about my favorite band: Thrice.

Thrice is a lesser known band that has been around for a while. They’ve put out about 8 albums and don’t have a plan to stop any time soon.

I was first introduced to them by one of my great friends, Mark. I think I was about 15 (I’m 23 now) when I first heard their stuff and I immediately feel in love with it. I loved their scream-o / punk style as that was what I was into at that time in my life. It was catchy and, as I noticed later on, their lyrics were deep, thought-provoking and intelligent.

As they put out more albums, they went went from punk music to screamo, from hardcore to a cross between indie-alternative and hardcore with swinging melodies, then finally to a style of their own. I really feel as if my life and style of music developed along side theirs.

Their latest albums are a 4 volume series called the alchemy index. The 4 volumes are fire, water, air, and earth. There are 6 songs per volume and each volume’s music an lyrical theme center around the respective element. For example, the fire album is heavy and thrashy with ‘burning’ lyrics, whereas the water album is soothing and synthy with lyrics about the sea. Air and earth follow the same ideas. You would think that this was a cheesy idea but they’ve really put a lot of effort into it and there’s a lot emotion and story to the songs. They are all very passionate about their music.

Dustin Kensrue, the lead singer and lyricist, has come out with a blue-grassy / country solo album. I’ve learned 5 out of the 8 songs on my guitar and I intend on learning the other 3. Again, the lyrics are incredible and he’s got a great ear for catchy melodies.

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2 Comments

  1. Glad to have found another Thrice fan. Thrice is my favorite band too and a huge musical influence for the songs I write.

    – Charles Lee
    http://music.charleslee.com
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    • JoAnna Federer
    • Posted July 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    Its such a beautiful band. I am so grateful to have learned about them a while back and they quickly became an absolute favorite. Ive seen them a couple times live…and ive been to a lot of shows and each time i see them that show skyrockets to the top of my favorite shows of all times list. Such incredible passion and energy for what they are doing and what they are singing. An overwhelming joy to watch and listen too.


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