Road Sores: Thrice Checks In
Welcome to Road Sores, Heard Mentality's newest feature, where bands on tour will guest blog about life on the road, photos, videos, what that smell is coming from the corner of the van, what they're listening to, or whatever the hell it is they feel like talking about that day. This week: Thrice.
Hometown heroes Thrice are currently in the midst of a tour with Brand New, which will be immediately followed by a headline tour with the Dear Hunter and Polar Bear in mid-November. And good news for you audiophiles: It was just announced today that their latest studio album, Beggars (which, if you remember, had some issues with leaking early), will be available on vinyl--in limited edition colors--beginning December 15. The pressing will be restricted to just 2,000 numbered pieces and will also feature a digital copy and an autographed 24-page booklet with liner notes written by the band themselves. Fans in the United States can pre-order the vinyl right here. And those in Europe/the UK, here!
In the meantime, Ed Breckenridge, bass player for the Orange-based Thrice, checked in with us via iPhone (what else?) and weighed in on how the band's choosing to spend some of their downtime.
Hint: It involves gettin' fancy with some toy guns.
"Downtime on the road gets absurd sometimes and you begin to do things like modifying Nerf guns to pass the time."
"Greek dinner with old friends in Tampa... We had napkins thrown at us as we stuffed ourselves with falafel and sangria."
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