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nnumann This album is diverse and its a hint of great mainstream potential for Thrice. The odd time signatures and grunge-rock is fun to listen. Favorite track: Just Breathe.
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Ace Honestly one of the best Thrice albums; I love how much these guys grow over the years, and this album really delivers. They experiment with some new sounds and it works (the harp on "blood on blood" is fantastic). There is no bad track on the album; everything belongs. Favorite track: The Dark.
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Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop Thrice fails again to deliver their first bad album :-) Favorite track: The Grey.
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Thrice has announced a September 14th release date for their new album Palms. The album is the first Epitaph release for Thrice, who are widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation.

Co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, Palms encompasses everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry. The most sonically expansive album so far in the band’s 20-year-history, Palms follows the critically acclaimed To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere (released via Vagrant Records in 2016).

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released September 14, 2018

Produced by Eric Palmquist & Thrice
Mixed by John Congleton
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Mastering
Music by Thrice
Lyrics by Dustin Kensrue
Drums Recorded & Engineered by Eric Palmquist at United Recording Studios (Hollywood, CA)
Assistant Engineer: Rouble Kapoor
Drum Tech: Jeremy Berman
Guitars, Bass, and Keys Recorded & Engineered by Teppei Teranishi at Bright Lights Studios (Santa Ana, CA)
Vocals Recorded & Engineered by Eric Palmquist at Palmquist Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
Assistant Engineers: Steven Aguilar & Nick Ceglio

Additional Vocals on Just Breathe by Emma Ruth Rundle,
Recorded & Engineered by Kevin Ratterman at La La Land Studios (Louisville, KY)

Additional Vocals on The Dark by over one thousand friends all over the world
on their smart phones and computers.
Compiled at Palmquist Studios by Nick Ceglio

All Songs © Kings Upon The Main (ASCAP)

Art Direction by Jordan Butcher & Thrice
Design by Jordan Butcher for Studio Workhorse
Original Hand Illustration by Matt Naylor
All Other Paintings by Jordan Butcher
Management by Ken O’leary at Relentless Artist Management
North American, South American, Japanese, and Australian Booking by Andrew Ellis at APA
European Booking by Steve Strange at X-Ray Touring
Legal Representation by Scott Bradford
Business Management by Joan Soekotjo at Provident Financial Management

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Track Name: Only Us
I see through your eyes; you breathe with my lungs; I strain with your ear to make out the words
your mother sung. I bless with your hand; you pray on my knees; it’s my blood in your veins, and your heart is beating in me. Finally when will it be enough? To find there’s no them, there is
only us. There’s only us. I strike with your fist; you shoot with my gun; we spit in your face with
with my mouth, and curse me with your tongue. We cast us aside; we silence our plea; but the
system that terrifies you should terrify me. We burn at our stakes, we die by our swords, we choke in our trenches, we drown in our wars. We’re locked in our chains though we long to be
free; we keep building walls till it’s so hard to see we are one with everything. We are one, but
it’s so hard to see.
Track Name: The Grey
There was a time when I tried to hold the ocean in my fists – when I mistook the language for
the light. There was a tightness that gripped my soul and bubbled at my wrists, and choked me
within inches of my life. But now I’m letting go, and I can finally breathe – I can finally breathe.
And my hands are open, reaching out – I’m learning how to live with doubt – I’m learning how to
lean into the grey. ‘Cause I’ve had enough of black and white – I’ll find another way – and I will
lean into the grey. I’ll lean into the grey. There was a time when I tried to bind and bottle up the
sea – I tried to hide my heart inside my head. There was a maze of these vicious lines that cut
through everything – I pulled against them till my body bled. I will find another way – and I will
lean into the grey.
Track Name: The Dark
You try to keep me out of sight and out of mind. You try to keep me from the light, but I know it’s mine. You’re rigging the game, you’re part of the system; it shows in the way that you never
listen when I speak. I’m not gonna wait – I’ve made my decision – and I’m not gonna sit in the
dark anymore. No I’m not gonna sit in the dark anymore. You’re always telling me I’m not enough, but I’m enough. You’re always turning back the clock, but time is up. We’ve taken our
knocks – we’re not gonna take them anymore. We’re not gonna stop ‘cause we’ve seen a world
worth fighting for. Ready or not – together we’re kicking down the door. And we’re not gonna sit
in the dark anymore.
Track Name: Just Breathe
There’s always something, somewhere, that’s running through my mind – I know it’s going
nowhere but I still chase it. There’s always something, somewhere, that I’m supposed to find –
it’s like a piece is missing, and I can’t place it. But I wanna feel the ocean’s spray – drink in the
sun as it surrounds me – but something, somewhere’s always pulling me away. Stay deep in the moment – just breathe – feel the flow of all things in the moment’s sway. Why don’t you stay? There’s always something, somewhere, that’s breathing down my neck – and I could run forever and never shake it. There’s always something, somewhere, that’s pressing on my chest – and I don’t really know if I’m gonna make it. But I wanna feel the wind’s embrace – each blade of grass between my finger – but something, somewhere’s always pulling me away.
Track Name: Everything Belongs
There’s a darkness that is brighter than our light; there’s a danger, love, to holding on so tight.
I’m finally seeing I’ve been seeing this all wrong. I’m finally seeing now that everything belongs.
Yeah, everything belongs. There’s a shadow that believes in fits and starts, and it’s the paradox
that feeds the famished heart. I’m finally seeing how the spaces make the song. I’m finally seeing now that everything belongs. Yeah, everything belongs. There’s a web and every thread
ties you to me; and we are here and now, the future’s yet to be. I’m finally seeing that our weakness makes us strong – and everything belongs.
Track Name: My Soul
Are you ready – are you alive to all that moves in me? Are you steady – are you alarmed that I
am incomplete? Are you ready for my soul? What if I’m broken from the start, and what if I never heal? Are you ready for my soul? What if I open up my heart, and somehow we stumble into something real? Are you aware of all that’s underneath – are you awake to what our love could be?
Track Name: A Branch In The River
I was holding on to a branch in the river, so scared of letting go, and praying only that someone
would stop the flow. I heard a voice like the sound of an ocean – above the river’s rush – a song
as old as the world and my heart was hushed, and I could hear it calling to me … Let go now,
it’ll be ok; let go, and let yourself be carried away. Let go of all your certainty; let go, and let yourself be carried to me. Still I clung to that branch in the river – white-knuckled, terrified – all
of my life I’d been warned that the waters lied. Something changed as the flood rose around me
and washed away my fear. An echo rose from within – it was crystal clear – and I could hear it
calling to me … so I let go. You’re holding on to that branch in the river, so scared of letting go – you’re praying only that someone would stop the flow. But hear the voice, its chorus in motion – conflate the I and we – weaving along with the song of the endless sea – the song that’s always calling to you.
Track Name: Hold Up A Light
Hold up a light, steady and bright – cut like a knife through the cold and dark. These eager flames can’t be contained – cities are claimed by the smallest spark. It’s raining and I know we’re tired, but try to raise your lamps a little higher up. Hold up a light till the morning comes;
hold up a light till the world is won. Soaking and scared – worse for the wear – but still we dare
for the light of day. Darkness above, but we’re dreaming of the new dawn when love burns this
night away.
Track Name: Blood On Blood
They carved a name in your neighbor’s door, and it’s blood on blood. Just making sure that he’s
know the score, but it’s blood on blood. We’re gearing up for a holy war, it’s either them or us.
So ship ‘em off to another shore, but it’s still blood on blood. Where’s the world we’re dreaming
of? ‘Cause I’m waking up. It’s funny how we show our love – we need a better blood on blood.
A novel take on an ancient book, and it’s blood on blood. A scimitar or shepherd’s crook, it’s still blood on blood. The billy club or the booted foot they buried in your gut – maybe it’s time for another look at all this blood on blood. We all pretend that we’re civilized, but it’s blood on blood. You say it’s sanctioned and sanitized, but it’s blood on blood. Don’t have to look in the devil’s eyes or see his infant son – just like a bolt from the bluest skies, but it’s still
blood on blood.
Track Name: Beyond The Pines
Somewhere down the way, there’s a hidden place that anyone – that all of us – could find.
But all our maps have failed, so venture through the veil and realize these roads are intertwined. Far beyond those walls, gleaming black and white – further than our false schemes of wrong and right – is a field where we can walk, leaving all our names behind. I will meet you there, beyond the pines, templed in twilight or dawn; the light and easy air tracing the lines on our palms. Somewhere down the road is a place that we can go where everyone and everything is
divine. And when we’re all awake, we can finally make an end of these divisions in our minds.
I will meet you there – don’t go to sleep. Our souls and feet both bare – with grass beneath.
The oaths we needn’t swear are vast and deep. Our breath will be our prayer – alone – complete.

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