Thrice, founded by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi while they were in high school, has long been a staple in the alternative-modern rock world. The Orange County, California quartet released their first proper full-length, Identity Crisis, in 2001 and quickly stormed to the forefront of the indie music scene as listeners rejoiced and formed what can only be described as a cult following.
Thrice went on to release numerous highly-praised albums -- fan favorites The Illusion Of Safety (2002), The Artist In The Ambulance (2003), and Vheissu (2005), the brilliant and intricate four-piece concept album The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water (2007) and Earth and Air (2008), and the band-centric masterpiece, Beggars (2009). Ample touring followed each release. The guys of Thrice have had the pleasure of sharing the road with the likes of Brand New, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Manchester Orchestra, Circa Survive, Say Anything, Mewithoutyou, and many more.
Their 2011 album, Major/Minor, was derived in large part by jam sessions and is quite literally the brain-child of all four band members. Bassist Eddie Breckenridge said, “We have four very different minds in our band. We all enjoy very different areas of music, and share a very similar center. The songs on Major/Minor are essentially the four of us fighting back and forth to get them to our most centered place.” The resulting tracks are well worth the fight.
Following Thrice's spring 2012 tour, the band went on hiatus. Their live album, Anthology, was released in October 2012 and features 24 songs recorded at select shows along the tour.
In December 2014, the band revealed that they were returning from hiatus, and played at various music festivals throughout 2015.