Published Oct 02, 2008Pioneering New Jersey screamo band Thursday have announced they will be working with Epitaph for their upcoming fifth full-length. This follows their departure from Victory, a label that have had rocky relationships with its bands in the past.
In a press release, Thursday front-man Geoff Rickly expressed that Epitaph have allowed the band a lot of creative freedom:
One of our biggest concerns was that we find a situation where we could be free to just be Thursday. Epitaph have continually voiced their desire to help us become the band that WE have always wanted to be. It's a great feeling to have a label encourage you to be more socially conscious and politically active. It's a great feeling to have a label owner push you to explore the most experimental and challenging aspects of your band's music instead of dissuading you. It's a truly great feeling to be working with a label that all of our friends have had so many great experiences with We've always believed that music has the power to change lives and that all of us who have been lucky enough to make music for a living have a responsibility to try and make the world a more compassionate and livable place in any small way that they can. We hope that with Epitaph's help and guidance we can do our part.
Rickly most recently released a self-titled debut from his mysterious, controversial hardcore project United Nations. Thursday will be releasing a split twelve-inch record with Japans Envy this month on Temporary Residence Ltd.
Thursday will also be joining Rise Against on a Canadian tour that will see them traveling through Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
Thursday with Rise Against:
11/30 Saskatoon, SK Prairieland
12/1 Regina, SK Convention Hall
12/2 Calgary, AB Round Up Centre
12/3 Edmonton, AB Shaw Conference Centre
12/5 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
12/8 London, ON John Labbatt Centre
12/9 Hamilton, ON Wentworth Room
12/10 Ottawa, ON Civic Centre
12/11 Montreal, QC CEPSUM
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