Music, The Business

It’s just the way it goes…

One of the very first articles I wrote for Sound the Sirens Magazine was a short piece on music piracy. The naive piece was written sometime in 2001 and included sourced “research” (two minute browsing) from the BBC and Wired!

The naivete and lack of foresight is hilarious for the most part, including the following gem;

“Whether its the continued success of or Emusic, fans are finding it much easier to find their favorite music online. Most artists, sans one tired old 80’s metal band, relish in the fact that their fans are able to access their music at the click of a mouse.”

One can only gather the response you get in this day and age when a label or artist finds that their work has been leaked weeks and months in advance. We recently had Thrice’s new album Continue reading


Thrice reveal video for “Digital Sea”

ThricePost-hardcore act Thrice have debuted the video for the track “Digital Sea.” The song comes from one part of their ambitious Alchemy Index album, one that spans 4 EPs released over the course of two years. The first two parts, dubbed Vol. I & II, is now in-stores. The concluding two volumes will be released later this year.

The band recently completed tour dates with mewithoutYou and Brand New, and are expected to tour Canada and the United States starting in February with Say Anything. You can check out the new video Continue reading


Thrice rediscover their fire

ThriceAfter a seemingly dormant period of musical indifference, Thrice have returned better than ever. With half of their lofty 4-EP album The Alchemy Index in stores today (Volumes 1 & 2: Fire and Water), the band have shown incredible growth with their latest effort.

While the wait to fulfill The Alchemy Index’s completed vision extends until next year, Fire and Water have exhibited incredibly musical and artistic evolution- proving the band can indeed write ambitious material, while remaining immediate and effective. Proof of such amplification can be heard in Fire’s opening track, the raging “Firebreather.” Like it’s moniker, it evokes rage and passion, yet remains alluring in how it appears/sounds. It is perhaps, the most essential track the band have written since their material on 2002’s The Illusion of Safety– except its reward is tenfold. Judge for yourself after the jump. Continue reading