Rock band from California
Thrice is an American rock band from Irvine, California, formed in 1998. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Kensrue and guitarist Teppei Teranishi while they were in high school. They have been recognized as one of the greatest and most influential bands of the post-hardcore genre.
The Artist in the Ambulance
Early in their career, the band was known for fast, hard music based in heavily distorted guitars, prominent lead guitar lines, and frequent changes in complex time signatures. This style is exemplified on their second album, The Illusion of Safety (2002) and their third album The Artist in the Ambulance (2003). Their fourth album Vheissu (2005) made significant changes by incorporating electronic beats, keyboards, and more experimental and nuanced songwriting. In 2007 and 2008, Thrice released The Alchemy Index, consisting of two studio albums that together make a 4-part, 24-song cycle. Each of the four 6-song EPs of the Alchemy Index features significantly different styles, based on different aspects of the band’s musical aesthetic which reflect the elemental themes of fire, water, air and earth, both lyrically and musically. The band’s seventh album, entitled Beggars, was released on August 11, 2009, and their eighth, Major/Minor on September 20, 2011. The most recent albums feature a refined combination of the band’s different experiments and explorations.
In 2011, Thrice announced they would be going on hiatus following their final tour. However, Kensrue and Teranishi decided to reform the band in 2015. In 2016, Thrice released their first post-reunion album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. Each album released by Thrice has had a portion of its sales proceeds donated to a new charitable organization.