This week, California rock outfit Thrice posted an image on their website (featuring the words “Thrice 2015″), hinting that they may finally be preparing to end their years-long hiatus. After touring in support of 2011’s Major/Minor, the group told fans that they would be “taking a break from being a full-time band,” as members went on to pursue side projects.
While some of the members of Thrice worked with other bands (Angels & Airwaves, The Out Circuit) frontman Dustin Kensrue continued to release solo albums, and even became a worship pastor at Mars Hill. Though he recently left the church following the controversy involving Mark Driscoll, his releases with the Mars Hill band, The Modern Post, showed how he has continued to evolve as a songwriter.
But, until now, there hasn’t been too much indication that Thrice would be making music together again any time soon.
Here’s a look back at some of the band’s most memorable songs and a few of Kensrue’s solo tracks, that show why it’s time to get excited about their comeback.
“Come All You Weary” The Alchemy Index Vol IV – 2008
“In Exile” Beggars – 2009
“Image of the Invisible” Vheissu – 2005
“All That’s Left” The Artist in the Ambulance – 2003
“Daedalus” The Alchemy Index Vol. III & IV – 2008
“Helter Skelter” Beggars B-Side – 2009
“Digital Sea” The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II – 2007
“Yellow Belly” Major/Minor – 2011
“Red Sky” Vheissu – 2005
“Stare at the Sun” The Artist in the Ambulance – 2003
“All the World Is Mad” Beggars – 2009
From Dustin Kensrue’s Solo Recordings
“Please Come Home” Please Come Home – 2007
“It’s Not Enough” The Water and the Blood – 2013
“Grace Alone” Grace Alone EP – 2012
Jesse Carey is a mainstay on the weekly RELEVANT Podcast and member of RELEVANT's executive board. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two kids.