California rock band Thrice have shared their newest single “Open Your Eyes and Dream,” via Epitaph Records. Listen to the track here: https://thrice.ffm.to/oyead
“It’s so very easy to believe that big systemic issues can’t change because we’ve lived with them our whole lives. But if you look back and zoom out a bit it’s easy to see that this feeling of permeance and inevitability is just an illusion. Most things seem impossible until they happen. This song is about opening our eyes to that reality, and being willing to dream something better into existence,” shares singer Dustin Kensrue.
The new single comes in after the September 2021 release of Horizons/East. The album conveys a palpable sense of danger, determination, and possibility and exemplifies art as a work of recognition — the human task of perceiving oneself amid details, disasters, and blessings as a relentlessly relational phenomenon among others. In this, Horizons/East is the rare rock album on which interrelatedness is a theme, painting an adventurous and lush landscape mixed by Scott Evans that the band self-produced and recorded at their own New Grass Studio. Horizons/East is available now at https://thrice.ffm.to/horizonseast.
Thrice will be kicking off their co-headlining EU/UK tour with Coheed and Cambria next month. Touché Amoré will be supporting them during the entire tour. Full list of dates is below:
“Horizons/East is another strident step forward from one of post-hardcore’s definitive outfits. ” – Kerrang, UK
“their most unrelenting record to date” – Upset, UK
“Intensely inventive piece of work” – Classic Rock, UK
“Another great record from the rockers without boundaries, that will make old fans happy and hopefully generate some new ones.” – Rock Hard, DE
“With each listen, Horizons/East becomes more intense, more varied, and the fascination for the depth of the ten songs becomes greater” – Classic Rock Magazine, DE
“… it’s a sound that suits the band, particularly frontman Dustin Kensrue’s dusky vocals, quite well. The instrumentals still hit like classic Thrice, but there’s more subtleties and textures within the arrangements. It’s good stuff.” – Revolver Magazine
“[Horizons/East] incorporates musical techniques from jazz and other styles alongside a wide array of deliberate experiments. However, the innovative approach never overshadows a basic goal: creating meaningful and sonically appealing music.” – Alternative Press
Formed in 1998, the Orange County-based four-piece is widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation. Featuring frontman Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge.