On March 2nd at Lupo’s in Providence, RI, as part of the Rock Star Taste of Chaos tour, for the first time EVER, the post-hardcore pioneers Thursday will be performing their classic album Full Collapse in its entirety! This album is a fan favorite and the album that to this date, has out sold every other record in their catalog. As a thank you to a city that has shown love for Thursday from a long time ago, the band would like to perform this as a very special event.
They will NOT be playing these dates:
3/18 Sunshine Theater- Albuquerque, NM
3/20 White Rabbit- San Antonio, TX
3/23 Club 101 -El Paso, TX
3/24 The Rock KFMA Radio Show- Tuscon, AZ
3/25 The Dome- Bakersfield, CA
Message from bassist Chris Sorenson:
Unfortunatley, we have been forced to cancel our trip out to SXSW with THE USED. If we would like to have a RECORD out by June then we will need make sure everything is in its right place (great song) before we leave for any tours. The USED will still be playing the shows. Sorry about that.
These Green Eyes’ music is filled with loud, energized guitars and lyrics with hints of punk rock here and there. They have had the opportunity to share the stage with bands like New Found Glory and The Higher, and are quickly gaining recognition within the alternative music scene. Check out what Greg has to say about These Green Eyes music and their new album, Relapse To Recovery, that hits stores in March.
Thank you Greg for taking the time to answer these questions and Ben for setting up this interview.
Can you please introduce yourself and what your role is in These Green Eyes?
Hi I’m Greg and I played guitar in These Green Eyes
Where are you guys from? How did the band get started?
We’re a from madison connectitcut. Our other guitar is from albany. I played with our drummer mark all through highschool. Everyone just wanted to be in a band i guess.
So you have a new album, Relapse To Recovery, that is coming out on March 24. Overall, how do you feel about the album? What was it like working with producer Brian Mcternan?
Im very proud of Relapse To Recovery. Took allot of work as band to get that ball rolling. Brian is the man. He was like the sixth member of the band while we were there.
How is the album different from your Ghosts EP?
The ghosts EP is actually two songs from Relapse and two songs from our last full length House of Glass
What songs would you recommend new listeners check out? What songs are you most proud of and why?
Thats a tough one. I would say Words and Kick the Crutch those are easy to relate to. Im really proud of Time of Our Lives cause its a different than anything we have ever done.
Do you have any touring plans to support Relapse To Recovery?
Yeah no question about it. See you out there
Who would you say are some of your major musical influences?
Our friends and family being one. Any music that moves us.
On your MySpace it says that you have toured with bands such as New Found Glory and The Higher…I’m curious to know how playing along some of these well-known, bigger bands made you guys feel? Was it intimidating? Fun? Were they cool guys?
We have been lucky. Bigger bands have been very good to us. Its flattering when they tell you they’re into the band. The first day can be intimidating but most bigger bands have been where we are.
Do you have any funny/interesting/enlightening/entertaining stories from the studio or from the road?
Many. Its tough to decide. Its pretty awesome being able to see the countrys landscape and how different everywhere is. While we were in Baltimore recording we went to a bar with our guy at the label. so we kept buying one shot of patron and five shots of water. Kept giving him the tequila and we just kept taking them down till he couldn’t move. they have good beer down there to!
What has been the hardest part about being in a band? What about the most rewarding?
Its hard to keep your head on straight. Touring is a completely different lifestyle. Its amazing when you roll into this beat suburb and kids are there and excited to see you. It gets me excited.
What are your future plans for These Green Eyes?
TOUR. We are doing bamboozle which will be a ton of fun. We got some dates on the warped tour this year which we are all excited about.
Any last words for our readers at Driven Far Off?
Check the record out let us know what you think, and thanks for your time
Be sure to check out These Green Eyes on MySpace and pick up their new album Relapse To Recovery on March 24.
Lydia‘s new video for “I Woke Up Near The Sea” can be seen below.
Punk Goes Pop 2 is now available for pre-order on iTunes, including A Static Lullaby‘s upcoming music video for “Toxic.” Also, stay tuned for the launch of the “Toxic” music video Monday on MTV2 and MTV2.com!
Thursday is the kind of band that was a front-runner in the scene for the longest time, constantly churning out genre defining albums that one would have assumed would make them a household name. While they received positive reception by everyone across the board, and amassed a devout following of people, Thursday was one of those bands that were constantly on the verge of breaking big while just not sky-rocketing to the heights people expected of them. So around May 2007, they dropped all touring plans and left their label in search of something more. After one sort of live album, Kill The House Lights Thursday are back in full force, with a new record label (Epitaph) and a new record, Common Existence.
“Resuscitations of a Dead Man” pounds right through the beginning of Common Existence, with wails of urgency courtesy of Geoff Rickely this song sets the tone for the entire release. Echoes of urgency, danger and intensity throughout makes this a great introductory track.
Something Thursday have mastered, almost to the point where it is an art form is the scream. A well placed scream can be everything for a track, it can propel the intensity from a two to a ten in a matter of seconds. Songs such as “Circuits of Fever”, with it’s ambient vocals followed by slightly muffled scream, along with some of the best instrumentals on Common Existence, make this track stand out. This is easily one of the best examples of a well-placed scream in music today.
Another great example of Thursday’s musical prominence, is the powerful, acoustic song “Time’s Arrow” which is held up with powerful lyrics and strong production, which make it a moving track. This shows that Thursday are just as skillful at slowing is down, as they are at turning it up that extra notch (see: “Unintended Long Term Effects”)
Common Existence is a remarkable tour-de-force of powerful lyrics, clever instrumentation and devotion for music. Each track echoes with meaning, passion and catchiness. Whether it be the dark screams in “You Were The Cancer”, or the light “ooo’s” of “Circuits of Fever” that catapult this album into a league of it’s own and push Thursday into becoming even more prolific then they already are.
1. Resuscitation Of A Dead Man
2. Last Call
3. As He Climbed The Dark Mountain
4. Friends In The Armed Forces
5. Beyond The Visible Spectrum
6. Time’s Arrow
7. Unintended Long Term Effects
8. Circuits Of Fever
9. Subway Funeral
10. Love Has Led Us Astray
11. You Were The Cancer
Paramore will be heading out on tour with No Doubt this summer. Members of The Paramore Fan Club will have a special pre-sale starting March 2nd.
5.16 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay
5.19 Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
5.20 Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
5.22 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
5.23 Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
5.25 Salt Lake City, UT @ The E Center
5.27 Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
5.28 Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
5.30 Dallas, TX Superpages Center
5.31 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6.02 Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre
6.03 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
6.05 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
6.06 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6.08 Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
6.10 Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless Amp.
6.11 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
6.13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
6.14 Washington, DC @ Nissan Pavilion
6.16 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
6.17 Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
6.19 Darien Center, NY @ Performing Arts Center
6.20 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
6.24 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
6.26 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
6.27 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
6.29 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7.02 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater
7.03 Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
7.05 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
7.06 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
7.08 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wirelss Amphitheater
7.10 Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
7.11 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7.13 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
7.15 Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
7.16 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
7.18 Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
7.19 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
7.21 Concord, CA @ Sleep Train Pavilion
7.24 Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7.25 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7.31 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8.01 Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Orange County’s The Jakes have been confirmed to play Bamboozle Left on Saturday, April 4th in Irvine, CA. The band is currently being courted by major and indiependent labels as well as numerous booking and publishing agencies. They just announced a tour next week that leads up to SXSW.
eb 27 2009 KROQ Locals Only Presents The Glasshouse ALL AGES (Sigma Chi Derby Days) Pomona, California
Mar 2 2009 Troubadour ALL AGES Los Angeles, California
Mar 4 2009 University of the Pacific w/ Dizzy Balloon Stockton, California
Mar 6 2009 UC Berkeley Berkeley, California
Mar 6 2009 The Parish Publick House w/ Dizzy Balloon Santa Cruz, California
Mar 7 2009 Stanford COHO w/ Dizzy Balloon Palo Alto, California
Mar 8 2009 Blakes on Telegraph w/ Dizzy Balloon Berkeley, California
Mar 9 2009 The Black Box Cabaret @ CSUMB w/ Dizzy Balloon Monterey, California
Mar 12 2009 Evocal w/ Dizzy Balloon, The Friendswemake & Nature Tunnel Costa Mesa, California
Mar 13 2009 Swinghouse w/ Dizzy Balloon ALL AGES Los Angeles, California
Mar 14 2009 Epicentre w/ Dizzy Balloon San Diego, California
Mar 15 2009 Cinespace Los Angeles, California
Mar 16 2009 Chyro Arts Mesa, Arizona
Mar 19 2009 Purevolume House SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2009 Troubadour Saloon SXSW Austin, Texas
Apr 4 2009 BAMBOOZLE LEFT Irvine, California