Thrice:: The Alchemy Index: Vol. III & IV: Air & Water

Thrice are a band that have been fearless in following departing creative tangents. On the second installment of the Alchemy Index, Vol. III & IV: Air & Earth, III is romantic rock prone to explosion and mutation. There is an emotional content that swells heavy then abruptly dissipates on “Broken Lungs,” morphing into a floating passage holding back the impending deluge. “The Sky Is Falling” is lit by horns, synth sounds, talk of clouds, and it all coming down. “A Song For Milly Michaelson,” is the flagship track on III & IV, a slow melting succulent piece, full of tension and containing a section that is downright beautiful; all done with music that really conveys the exasperation of the song’s main character, …whomever that may be. IV is much more acoustic, and by acoustic there is everything from delightful banjos on the slow burning, “The Earth Isn’t Humming,” to solitary acoustic guitar and late night existentialism on “Moving Mountains.” In addition, the piano takes lead for a while on night time ballad “Digging My Own Grave,” coming with luscious arrangements, following suit on “The Lion And The Wolf,” a piece that evokes thoughts of Sting and “Englishmen in New York,” only with gothic overtones. Throughout Vol. III & IV, Thrice show off skilled musicianship while managing to be versatile songwriters that haven’t forgotten melody is essential; otherwise, it is all whip cream. Check out the acoustic performances of three songs from The Alchemy Index: Vol. III & IV: Air & Water under the video section.

tour:
May 14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
May 15: Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s
May 16: Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 17: Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 18: Milwaukee, WI @ Rave
May 20: Denver, CO @ Ogden
May 21: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
May 23: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
May 24: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 25: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
May 27: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
May 28: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
May 29: Hollywood, CA @ Avalon

Broken Lungs(Acoustic)

Moving Mountains(Acoustic)

Silver Wings(Acoustic)

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