July 16, 2009 – THRICE announce that Beggars, their highly anticipated sixth studio album, will be released on October 13, 2009 on Vagrant Records. The California-based quartet recorded the 10-track set at producer and guitarist Teppei Teranishi‘s New Grass Studios this spring. Fans can check out the new cover art for Beggars on http://www.thrice.net.
“I’m really excited about this record,” said vocalist/guitarist Dustin Kensrue. “Beggars is more visceral and more raw – both in the songwriting and in the overall sound. It moves with a different energy than any of our past records. It was born out of us playing together in a room, almost as a backlash to the giant headgame that was The Alchemy Index.”
Drummer Riley Breckenridge added, “”With The Alchemy Index, I think we broadened the scope of what we can do as a band, and while the writing and recording of the four EPs was a great learning experience, it was definitely an arduous, and at times, fragmented process. Beggars was a chance for us to apply the things we’d learned and push ourselves to create something more cohesive. At the root of that, was the four of us getting back in our studio, focusing on jamming song ideas out until they felt right, letting ‘happy accidents’ happen, and building on the energy of the four of us being in the same room together playing live.”
Immediately after finishing Beggars, Thrice performed a few high-profile shows including Bamboozle Left and the first eight dates of the Vans Warped Tour. The quartet will be rejoining the Warped tour in August to perform on the last five dates in California. While on the road, Thrice debuted two new songs from Beggars, “All The World Is Mad” and “The Weight“. “All The World Is Mad” will be available to fans exclusively on July 23 via the Vagrant Records Track Pack for Guitar Hero® World Tour.
In addition to the upcoming Warped Tour dates, Thrice is headlining the Big Easy Music Festival in Nanaimo, BC on August 29 and will also announce their US fall tour plans in the coming weeks.
Thrice is Dustin Kensrue – vocals/guitar, Teppei Teranishi – guitar/piano, Edward Breckenridge – bass, and Riley Breckenridge – drums.
Beggars track listing:
1. All The World Is Mad
2. The Weight
5. In Exile
6. At The Last
7. Wood & Wire
8. Talking Through Glass
9. The Great Exchange
08.19 – Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center #
08.20 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre #
08.21 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre #
08.22 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Amphitheatre #
08.23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Home Depot Center #
08.29 – Nanaimo, BC @ Big Easy Festival
# – Vans Warped Tour