Formed in Orange County in 1998, Thrice are widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation.
Consistently producing rock fuelled albums that veer into technical wizardry while still remaining accessible to fans, the band are preparing to unleash their 11th studio album, Horizons/East on September 17.
Addressing the fragile and awkward arrangements that pass for civilization while openly inviting the listener to dwell more knowingly within themselves, Horizons/East is more than a body of music, it is a statement of intent.
Bass player Eddie Breckenridge sat down with HEAVY to run us through the album.
“It’s kind of all over the place in a good way,” he laughed. “We all write, we’re all guitar players, we’re all keyboard players, if we can’t play drums we program drums (laughs) so there’s a lot of variety on the record, but for the most part I think this is kind of more in the rock realm of what we’ve done. The last record had a lot of electronic stuff going on – and this one does too – but I think it’s more in the vein of guitar rock music. I’m really happy with how it turned out and how it sounds. The guy that mixed it crushed it. It sounds so good.”
In the full interview Eddie talks us through the album in more detail, the themes explored, self producing an album and the benefits, the concept behind this album, and it’s successor, the musical climate that gave birth to Thrice, claims they are one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation, and more.