Formed in Irvine, California, by fellow skate kids, Thrice are a post-hardcore emo band interested in pushing the boundaries of the genre; a fact they have made evident through five releases since coming together in 1999. Signed to Island Records in 2003, the band had a strong following in place after a number of tours and indie releases. The records they've put out on Island found them playing with regular emo expectations by adding electronic elements and even more ambitious song structures and subject matter. Their 2005 album, Vheissu, is like a sci-fi record with sensitivity, with a title based on a book by Thomas Pynchon and featuring some pretty fancy cover art. Not your run-of-the-mill emo here.
Thrice Concert Films
Live at M Studio
Runtime: 19 minSouthern Californian rock outfit Thrice have a decade long reputation for unleashing enthralling bouts of electric aggression and emotion, furiously flung from the heart without much care of consequence. The band's eighth release Major/Minor is as exciting as ever; crunchy yet melodic, with Dustin Kensrue's raspy siren overlaying an unexpected, grungy foundation. Turns out these guys are full of surprises, as we recently learned on a golden, Fall afternoon at a pristine photography studio on the west side of Manhattan. With late afternoon light painting rusty tones of orange and yellow on Dustin and guitarist Teppei Teranishi, the brothers Thrice traded electricity for more acoustic means, cutting three of Major/Minor's songs down to the mighty emotional footwork the band rely upon to truly take their music places. The result is a set that's stunning in its beauty and simplicity, yet every bit as enticing as what you have come to rely on Thrice to deliver over the years.
Live at Metro Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 8 minThe California-based quartet, who've also been busy of late making high-profile main stage appearances at the Coachella, Reading & Leeds and Bamboozle festivals, have followed the New Pantheon Award-nominated Vheissu's radical metamorphosis with The Alchemy Index, a four-volume collection spread between two releases comprised of four EPs, each devoted to one of the classical elements in nature—fire, water, earth and air—with each EP sonically and thematically tailored to evoke the atmosphere inherent in its corresponding element. This fall marks the release of the first two volumes of the series—Fire & Water—while Earth & Air are scheduled for a spring debut. For Thrice, it's the realization of a year-long process of writing and recording, which was done primarily in the band's own studio and engineered by guitarist Teppei Teranishi, without the assistance of an outside producer.
Thrice Top Tracks
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minFor the six men in Underoath, whose members have evolved and thrived during a decade-long progression that has elevated them into one of heavy music’s biggest successes, change has been ubiquitous. 2010 has been no exception for the Tampa-based sextet, who underwent and overcame what many consider their most significant line-up alteration yet.
This film features a full live set from the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA including tracks from "Define The Great Line" and “They’re Only Chasing Safety."
Taking Back Sunday
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minOver 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage including live performances, studio outtakes, videos, and bonus material from recording and touring around the 2006 release "Louder Now."
Live From Shrine Expo Hall Los Angeles
Runtime: 1 hr 55 minLive filming of Circa Survive from their sold out show at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles, CA. Filmed on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
What It Is To Burn: X
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minIn 2013, Finch reunited to its nearly original lineup and announced that they would embark on the "What It Is To Burn Ten Year Anniversary Tour." The group performed the full-length in its entirety with a few extra bonuses for fans along the way.