Orange County’s Thrice have always been a band willing to try new things. Despite starting out a more or less conventional punk/”screamo” ensemble, their sound has shifted genres, blending styles as the years went along.
They’ve dabbled in electronic ephemera with their Alchemy Index records along the way to settling in with a distinct, recognizable sound — and even now, when they try new approaches again, that unmistakable “Thrice sound” bleeds through as strong as ever.
Titled “Only Us,” a new song premiered by Thrice on Tuesday is the opening track to their upcoming Epitaph Records album Palms, which will be out September 14. The synth-based track sets the atmosphere very effectively before the rest of the song kicks in, led as always by Dustin Kensrue’s passionate vocals:
“It’s about how the things that we think separate us are actually inconsequential, and if we could broaden the idea of ‘us’ to include all people, it would help us to build a more loving and civil society,” Kensrue explained in a statement.
“Only Us” is the second song premiered from the album, after lead single “The Grey” was put out there in addition to Thrice’s tour announcement for the fall.
The tour starts in late September and features support from the Bronx and Teenage wrist. The dates:
Sept 21 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Sept 22 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept 24 Austin, TX – Emo’s
Sept 25 Houston, TX – House of Blues
Sept 27 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Sept 28 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sept 29 Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
Sept 30 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
Oct 02 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Oct 03 Richmond, VA – The National
Oct 04 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct 06 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct 07 Boston, MA – House of Blues
Oct 09 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct 10 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
Oct 12 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct 13 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct 14 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Nov 02 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov 03 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Nov 04 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Nov 06 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov 07 Denver, CO – TBD
Nov 09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Nov 10 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Nov 11 Lawrence, KS – The Granda
Nov 13 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Nov 14 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Nov 16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
Nov 17 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Nov 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Over the course of their genre-defying, shape-shifting career, Thrice have established themselves as one of the best live bands around (and their 2017 tour with Circa Survive did not disappoint) — so we encourage you to catch a show.