Southern California’s Thrice will re-release their 2009 album Beggars on May 20, 2014, on Staple Records/Workhorse Music Group. Having been out of print for four years, this new limited release of 1000 pieces will be available exclusively through the Workhorse Music store. Fans can choose between two colors – 500 pieces will be on red splatter vinyl and 500 on blue splatter vinyl. The package will include a 24-page booklet with liner notes written by the band.
Beggars was Thrice’s sixth studio album and landed the #5 spot on Alternative Press’ “Best Albums of 2009” list. Revolver Magazine praised Beggars as “a brooding, at times Radiohead-esque post-rock groove with a hint of blues that makes it the band’s most atmospheric record to date.”
Other accolades came from the band’s hometown paper, the OC Register who proclaimed, “Beggars, a step into Radiohead terrain abetted by the increasing dexterity of guitarist Teppei Teranishi, is easily the strongest, most adventurous work of their career.”
PopMatters.com said, “These tracks are constructed with some nuance, but their stark beauty is in the way melodic and rhythmic parts coalesce naturally without complication, like a band united in a rare moment of complete shared vision.” AbsolutePunk added, “a beautifully-crafted album that catches more attention with every listen.”
In 2011, Thrice announced their hiatus after 13 years together and the release of eight full-length albums. Thrice is Dustin Kensrue – vocals/guitar, Teppei Teranishi – guitar/piano, Edward Breckenridge – bass, and Riley Breckenridge – drums.