In a recent article with MTV, Thrice stated that they will be spreading their next LP over four albums. Here is a statement from the article.
According to frontman Dustin Kensrue, “this record we’re working on now will be, by far, our most ambitious effort.” And he might be right. The singer said his band’s taking the double-album concept and squaring it.
“There’s going to be four discs, and they will each be themed differently,” Kensrue said. “It will be a large body of music Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬ maybe around 25 songs or so. I’ve never been a fan of double albums; I’m a fan of shorter records. This will kind of be just multiple, shorter records, and each one will be self-sufficient. But also, they all tie into each other. We have a lot of bass material written for it, and we’re kind of at this point where we have the core parts of the songs written, and we’ve been getting together and trying to flesh those out.
“We’re actually recording it ourselves too,” he continued. “We are kind of trying to approach it in a different manner: We’re recording pieces of it and building it and shifting it around. We did that sort of on the last record, with songs like ‘Atlantic.’ We had the basic idea and we started finishing it off while we were recording it.”
Kensrue said Thrice plan to spend the rest of the summer writing material for the yet-untitled album Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬ as they’ve been for some time now Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬ and they’d like to record it this fall, with the hope that it will be out next spring. Vheissu has sold close to 200,000 copies since its release last September (see “Thrice Going Underground Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬ In A Sense Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢â‚¬ For Enigmatic Vheissu”).