Earlier this year, we spoke to Thrice about their great new album (and first for Epitaph), Palms, and now the whole thing is officially here. It's their strongest and most consistently thrilling album since at least 2009's Beggars, if not since the 2007/2008 EP collection The Alchemy Index. It's definitely got the heaviest Thrice songs since then -- the tech-y post-hardcore of "The Grey," the roaring "A Branch in the River," and the sludge punk of "Hold Up A Light" should easily satisfy Artist in the Ambulance fans. They also rep their folky side with "Blood on Blood," their ballad side with "Everything Belongs" and "My Soul," and there's some new stuff in the mix too, like the foray into industrial rock on opener "Only Us." The album's also got some exciting guest appearances, like Emma Ruth Rundle (whose own very solid new album is out today on Sargent House) on "Just Breathe," and literally over one thousand fans from around the world on "The Dark." Frontman Dustin Kensrue told us that they recorded their parts on smartphones and computers and their producer's intern mixed it all down, but you'd never know it from listening. It came together so naturally. The album also feels a little more concise than Thrice's last two albums, with really no filler at all. And Epitaph is a great home for it. They're now labelmates with great newer bands like Pianos Become the Teeth and Touche Amore, both of whom they likely influenced, as well as fellow vets like Converge and Quicksand whose latest albums would sound pretty great on a playlist next to Palms. Stream the whole thing below.

Thrice are also touring with punk n' roll vets The Bronx and newer Epitaph band Teenage Wrist, including a NYC show on October 5 at Playstation Theater (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Thrice -- 2018 Tour Dates
Sept 20 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Sept 21 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Sept 22 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Sept 24 Austin, TX - Emo’s
Sept 25 Houston, TX - House of Blues
Sept 27 Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
Sept 28 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Sept 29 Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theatre
Sept 30 Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
Oct 02 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Oct 03 Richmond, VA - The National
Oct 04 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Oct 05 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Oct 06 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Oct 07 Boston, MA - House of Blues
Oct 09 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
Oct 10 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Oct 12 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Oct 13 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Oct 14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Nov 02 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Nov 03 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Nov 04 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Nov 06 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Nov 07 Denver, CO – Music Summit Hall
Nov 09 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Nov 10 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
Nov 11 Lawrence, KS - The Granda
Nov 13 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Nov 14 Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
Nov 16 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Nov 17 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Nov 18 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

-All shows with The Bronx and Teenage Wrist as support

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