Innovative California rock band Thrice have shared their newest single from their upcoming album, Horizons/East.
The album is due for release on 17 September via Epitaph Records.
The new track grows and lures listeners in with a unique robotic beat that almost seems to be breathing, creating a living rhythm. The track title may sound familiar to those who follow the American author David Dark and his system of horizontal perspective in which he and singer Dustin Kensrue have spoken about in great length.
The upcoming album exemplifies art as a work of recognition — the human task of perceiving oneself amid details, disasters, and blessings as a relentlessly relational phenomenon among others. In this, Horizons/East is the rare rock album on which interrelatedness is a theme, painting an adventurous and lush landscape mixed by Scott Evans that the band self-produced and recorded at their own New Grass Studio.
Within the tracks, Thrice addresses, with candour and courage, the fragile and awkward arrangements that pass for civilization, while inviting us to dwell more knowingly within our own lives. Without surrendering any of the energy and hard edge of their previous albums, they’ve given us a profoundly meditative work, which serves as a musical summons to everyday attentiveness.
Some of the writing even began with open-ended challenges that the band laid on themselves like building a song using the quartal chords they found in much of the jazz they loved, or taking the Fibonacci sequence and turning it into a guitar riff.