- Posted: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 21:19:16 +0000
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Thursday was formed in 1997 by vocalist Geoff Rickly, guitarist Tom Keeley, guitarist Bill Henderson, bassist Tim Payne, and drummer Tucker Rule. The band began playing basement shows in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and surrounding areas. The band played their first official show on December 31st, 1998 in Geoff Rickly's (lead singer) basement alongside Midtown, Saves the Day and Poison the Well.
They recorded demos to hand out at shows and in the summer of 1999 even teamed up with MP3.com for their first official release, the 1999 Tour EP which featured demos of songs that would be soon be found on their debut EP, Waiting, released January 18, 2000, on New Jersey-based Eyeball Records.
Hesitant to join a larger label, but with full support from Eyeball Records, Thursday signed to Chicago, Illinois-based label Victory Records. The band's relationship with Victory Records would be a troubled one, as the band and the label rarely saw eye to eye. Thursday finished up their follow-up to Waiting, Full Collapse, but could not release it the way they intended; Victory Records claimed the band's lyrics were unimportant and not worth the extra packaging. Further, Victory Records created Thursday whoopie cushions for distribution at Warped Tour, an act that infuriated the band.
Full Collapse was released on April 10, 2001, without much radio or television support. The band toured in support of the album, but did not receive support from Victory Records. It was not until the band joined fellow New Jersey friends Saves The Day on a tour that Victory Records began paying notice to the band; without the band's consent they began marketing "Understanding In A Car Crash" as the band's first single, and released a video (comprised of live footage) that would receive airplay on MTV2. By this point, Bill Henderson had left the band to be replaced by guitarist Steve Pedulla.
After many tours and months of unhappiness, Thursday was nearing the end of their life as a band. Angry with each other (for reasons none of the band members could recount when asked later) and at Victory Records, the band recorded a song for the Five Stories Falling EP, the band's last release on Victory Records. Rickly has been quoted many times (at live shows and in interviews) stating that he and the band simply released that record to fulfill contractual obligations, and that fans should simply download the one new song that can be found on the disc.
Thursday parted ways in an unfriendly manner with Victory Records and joined Island Records. Their major label debut, War All The Time, was released September 14, 2003. The album's title, coupled with it being released approximately two years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, led many critics to believe it was a political album; Rickly has denied this on many accounts, instead claiming that he is speaking about love being a war.
War All The Time features Andrew Everding on keyboards, though he would not become an official member of the band until December 26, 2003, when he was officially welcomed into the band at the band's now-traditional Christmas holiday shows held at New Jersey's Starland Ballroom, in Sayreville.
War All The Time received both praise and criticism; many felt that it did not live up to Full Collapse, an album that is often credited as being one of the most influential emo-core albums of the twenty-first century. The band has since stated that they felt rushed to write, record, and release the album due to the pressures of a major label. The entire writing and recording process took only six months; the band has claimed they almost forced themselves into a contained sound on the album.
A City by the Light Divided would be Thursday's War All The Time follow-up; this is Thursday's first full-length not produced by Sal Villanueva, but instead produced by Dave Fridmann. The title is influenced by a poem from Octavio Paz, which can be found in the album's liner notes.
Geoff Rickly – Vocals
Tom Keeley – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Steve Pedulla – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Tim Payne – Bass
Tucker Rule – Drums
Andrew Everding – Keyboards, Synthesizer, & Backing Vocals
2. This Side Of Brightness
3. Ian Curtis
5. Streaks In The Sky
6. In Transmission
7. Dying In New Brunswick
8. The Dotted Line
9. Where The Circle Ends
Full Collapse (2001)
2. Understanding In A Car Crash
4. Autobiography Of A Nation
5. A Hole In The World
6. Cross Out The Eyes
7. Paris In Flames
8. I Am The Killer
9. Standing On The Edge Of Summer
10. Wind Up
11. How Long Is The Night
Five Stories Falling (2002)
1. Autobiography of a Nation (Live)
2. Understanding in a Car Crash (Live)
3. Standing on the Edge of Summer (Live)
4. Paris In Flames (Live)
5. Jet Black New Year
War All The Time (2003)
1. For The Workforce, Drowning
2. Between Rupture And Rapture
3. Division St.
4. Signals Over The Air
5. Marches And Maneuvers
6. Asleep In The Chapel
7. This Song Brought To You By A Falling Bomb
8. Steps Ascending
9. War All The Time
10. M. Shepard
11. Tomorrow I'll Be You
A City By The Light Divided(2006)
1. The Other Side Of The Crash/Over And Out (Of Control)
2. Counting 5-4-3-2-1
3. Sugar In The Sacrament
4. At This Velocity
5. We Will Overcome
6. Arclamps, Signal Flares, A Shower Of White (The Light)
7. Running From The Rain
8. Telegraph Avenue Kiss
9. The Lovesong Writer
10. Into The Blinding Light
11. Autumn Leaves Revisited
Kill The House Lights CD/DVD
1. Ladies and Gentlemen: My Brother, the Failure
2. Dead Songs
3. Voices On A String
4. Signals Over the Air - Live at Starland Ballroom Ballroom
5. How Long is the Night (Original Intro)
6. A Sketch for Time's Arrow
7. Panic On the Streets of Health Care City
8. The Roar of Far Off Black Jets
9. Paris In Flames (Demo)
10. Telegraph Avenue Kiss (Rich Costey Mix)
11. Wind-Up (Demo)
12. Music From 'Kill The House Lights' (Demo)
Mass As Shadows
Even the Sand Is Made Of Seashells
Ever Fallen In Love? (Buzzcocks cover)
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