Thursday release the dream

2024-04-11 by Kurai | 69 Comments
New Jersey based Post Hardcore/Emo band Thursday have just released their first song in 13 years. Titled 'Application for Release from the Dream', the track is the first new song the band have released since reforming in 2016, and the first music released since their last album, 2011's No Devolucion. As well as this, it’s the first music from the band featuring ex-Texas is the Reason member Norm Brennan, who has been playing guitar in Thursday since 2021. It is unclear whether or not this song is a one off, or if more music will come from the band.

The band's statement on the release can be read here:

“ Tonight we release our first song in 13 years. It’s also our first release in 25 years WITHOUT a record label. That’s 25 years since we set out in a small white van to play basements and VFW Halls — attics, kitchens and back yards — with a bunch of burned CDRs marked in black Sharpie: “Summer Tour ‘99.” In those 25 years, there were so many highway breakdowns, so many emergency rooms, run-ins with the law. So much time laughing in the studio, so many hours huddled together backstage or loading gear in the rain. And yes, 25 years of legal disputes and public blowouts. But now we are free. Free to make our own mistakes. Free to turn this band into whatever we dream it to be, whether we want to make it a collective of rotating members, a small cottage industry, a publishing house, a record label, or just a group of friends still having fun together after all these years.

So tonight we step on stage at a tiny independent venue like we would’ve played when we were releasing Full Collapse (23 years ago this week) or again when we released No Devolucion (13 years ago this week). The kind of place we hope we get to keep playing at for as long as they’ll have us. Because no matter the size of the stages we’ve played in those 25 years, we remain— at heart — a small band, a bunch of kids still screaming in a basement. But we’re your small band and we love you. Thanks for everything. We’ll see you at midnight, in your time zone. 'It’s just a moment now.'"

"Application For Release From The Dream" is available here at midnight across time zones here:



Tagged: Thursday

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artificialbox
April 12th 2024
1681 Comments


thank u for making a news article about this! i'm on the edge of my seat here.

BMDrummer
April 12th 2024
15109 Comments


well i’ll be fuckin damned

Slex
April 12th 2024
16610 Comments


This is genuinely the best music news I have ever received in my life and it is not even close

Nikkolae
April 12th 2024
6664 Comments


hol up why does it say that im waiting for it to premier, is it out already or nah?

JayEnder
April 12th 2024
19966 Comments


I am frothing at the mouth

Slex
April 12th 2024
16610 Comments


Nah midnight yr time Nikkolae

Defmytones
April 12th 2024
72 Comments


Absolutely stellar track, haven’t missed a beat. Geoff sounds massive here.

GreyShadow
April 12th 2024
7062 Comments


song is great omg

JayEnder
April 12th 2024
19966 Comments


Holy shit those screams towards the end. Absolute banger.

They haven't missed a beat.

artificialbox
April 12th 2024
1681 Comments


ngl i'm shedding a tear rn. this is great.

emmny
April 12th 2024
112 Comments


Love the end + guitar lines throughout the song. Not crazy about the corny lyrics and Geoff really struggling on the high notes. Very excited for Thursday restarting though, they were awesome live for WATT's anniversary

Slex
April 12th 2024
16610 Comments


Those screams are unbelievable oh my fucking god lmao

henryChinaski
April 12th 2024
5035 Comments


in 13 years huh? Song is pretty great.

Storm In A Teacup
April 12th 2024
45784 Comments


Ah, no wonder so many people were talking about Thursday on our main site.

Leatherneck
April 12th 2024
689 Comments


the instrumental is pretty good, Geoff's voice production is a bit weird imo and that kinds of kills it for me

MCJACKDAHL
April 12th 2024
346 Comments


:')

TheSupernatural
April 12th 2024
2213 Comments


Damn, they picked up right where they left off after 13 years. Absolutely awesome. Really hope this means a new album in their future

artificialbox
April 12th 2024
1681 Comments


yeah this sounds like a super natural evolution for them, I love it

JohnDillinger
April 12th 2024
336 Comments


Not sure about all the "we're your small band" - you betcha, you ARE a fucking small band.

That said, the track is pretty excellent, and got chills all the way through.

someone
Contributing Reviewer
April 12th 2024
6649 Comments


released on Friday smh

Kurai
April 12th 2024
474 Comments


Yeah, I feel they haven’t missed a beat. I’m normally skeptical when bands release new music after a long break as 9 times out of 10, the music they release doesn’t hold up to their legacy (I.e. At The Drive-In and Refused). However, this feels like an evolution for the band picking up from where they left off with No Devolucion, almost as if they haven’t been away.

I do wonder if the music Funeral for a Friend are supposedly writing will evoke similar feelings, but given that Matt's left I imagine I’ll be skeptical until I actually hear the music when it’s released.

Kurai
April 12th 2024
474 Comments


Yeah, I feel they haven’t missed a beat. I’m normally skeptical when bands release new music after a long break as 9 times out of 10, the music they release doesn’t hold up to their legacy (I.e. At The Drive-In and Refused). However, this feels like an evolution for the band picking up from where they left off with No Devolucion, almost as if they haven’t been away.

I do wonder if the music Funeral for a Friend are supposedly writing will evoke similar feelings, but given that Matt's left I imagine I’ll be skeptical until I actually hear the music when it’s released.

StrizzMatik
April 12th 2024
4159 Comments


Mmmmmm 20 y.o. me is stoked, this is great. Good to see they're still writing at least, was wondering how much longer they were going to flog Full Collapse and WATT for more $$

Kurai
April 12th 2024
474 Comments


I think I saw an interview where Geoff said that they were always writing stuff, but they didn’t want to release anything unless it held up next to their older material which thankfully this does.

Sowing
Moderator
April 12th 2024
43955 Comments


Wow, incredible song

Comatorium.
April 12th 2024
5055 Comments




“Not sure about all the "we're your small band" - you betcha, you ARE a fucking small band.”

Shutup babydick


calmrose
April 12th 2024
6827 Comments


this rules

ThyCrossAwaits
April 12th 2024
3990 Comments


I was 19 when they last released new music and I turn 32 next week.

The song rules and I was of course hoping for implications of more, and it seems up in the air so I’ll take the possibility

SomeCallMeTim
April 12th 2024
4154 Comments


Song was p gud, great as far as a first new song in god knows how long it has been since the last one. Still bumming that their keyboardist isn't part of the process anymore, I loved his touch on the music. This doesn't seem to vear too much from the course No Devolucion took, though

cylinder
April 12th 2024
2578 Comments


holy fuck this is good

i always love Geoff's lyrics so much

henryChinaski
April 12th 2024
5035 Comments


ending of the song is so good...

Pikazilla
April 12th 2024
29798 Comments


ngl but this song was very mid

and I'm a massive thursday fan

Sykx
April 12th 2024
21 Comments


Surprised to see new music, not surprised they are still awesome.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2024
60521 Comments


This was okay, glad they're releasing again - chorus has legs, but the rest ain't quite selling me (and agreed with whoever said these lyrics are corny for Geoff, who is usually well above water)

SomeCallMeTim
April 12th 2024
4154 Comments


lyrics don't hold up to what Geoff is capable of [what are we at]

Comatorium.
April 12th 2024
5055 Comments


Pika and the NPR reject don’t like it so it’s clear this is a winner of a track

ToSmokMuzyki
April 12th 2024
10855 Comments


copa bein a pissbitch so u know it must suck ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Lasssie
April 12th 2024
1620 Comments


Holy shit this made my week!
Great song. Hope there is an album in the works
The section at 3:20 feels like a nod to AFI Miseria Cantera lol


Project
April 12th 2024
5832 Comments


Chorus is fantastic but yeah unexpectedly corny lyrics and Geoff sounds kinda off in the verses

Comatorium.
April 12th 2024
5055 Comments


The second I care about your opinion I’ll let you know, smok. Enjoy listening to music and liking none of it bb. Have you ever considered logging off the computer and touching grass, or do actually enjoy spending your entire day on the worst music review site?

DreamAgain
April 12th 2024
2470 Comments


Thought this was kind of meh tbh

OverSlyZed91
April 12th 2024
344 Comments


Sound like a No Devotion song.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
April 12th 2024
60521 Comments


most NPC "i don't care, but [multiple lines of seethe]" post i've seen a hot minute lol. no fun being an indignant lil piss baby if you've got all the spice of a mumsnet admin

botb
April 12th 2024
17886 Comments


Enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to, cool to hear Geoff again.

Storm In A Teacup
April 12th 2024
45784 Comments


Cope-atorium

Space Jester
April 12th 2024
11029 Comments


This was just ok. Bridge felt kinda tacked on

Get Low
April 12th 2024
14275 Comments


This might be the worst song they've ever released

JayEnder
April 12th 2024
19966 Comments


Nah it's pretty great

Project
April 12th 2024
5832 Comments


idk about worst, i _really_ love that chorus

FearThyEvil
April 12th 2024
18612 Comments


"The second I care about your opinion I’ll let you know, smok. Enjoy listening to music and liking none of it bb. Have you ever considered logging off the computer and touching grass, or do actually enjoy spending your entire day on the worst music review site?"

Says the guy using the same website and commenting on it just like any other user. Never makes sense when people say some dumb shit like that.

bc013
April 12th 2024
55 Comments


In my opinion, No Devolucion was the perfect album to end on and I've always felt like I'd rather not have them write anything else if it didn't match or exceed the quality of that album. Regarding the recent release, it seems like I'm in the minority because I didn't think it was really anything too special.

Fearlessflyer1986
April 12th 2024
229 Comments


Geoff struggling with the high notes? He hasn't missed a beat.

Welcome back, Thursday.

DreamAgain
April 12th 2024
2470 Comments


"Sound like a No Devotion song."

I wish lol. If this was on no devolucion it would be the worst song on the album ngl


Pikazilla
April 12th 2024
29798 Comments


no devotion is a band with Thursday's vocalist lol

no devolucion is the last Thursday album



Storm In A Teacup
April 12th 2024
45784 Comments


Hmm i should jam this and then Devotion

BMDrummer
April 12th 2024
15109 Comments


lyrics are kinda corny, but i honestly respect the earnestness of it this late in their career

did remind me a bit of U2 though lol

Snake.
April 12th 2024
25268 Comments


“The second I care about your opinion I’ll let you know, smok. Enjoy listening to music and liking none of it bb. Have you ever considered logging off the computer and touching grass, or do actually enjoy spending your entire day on the worst music review site?“

good thing smok doesn’t know how to read or else his feelings might have been really hurt

Nikkolae
April 12th 2024
6664 Comments


"Sound like a No Devotion song."

yeah pree much, but i love No Devotion so im cool with it, also lol have they really been without a lable for that long? werent they on Epitaph for the last couple of releases?

Storm In A Teacup
April 13th 2024
45784 Comments


This song is just short of beautiful. Maybe in time it will bloom.

brandaao
April 13th 2024
249 Comments


Was not a fan after the 1st spin, but I feel like it's growing after a couple more.

I'm curious to see what they come up with. Like it was said above, No Devolucion felt like a proper farewell album and great ending point for them. Hopefully they'll channel the same inspiration that Alexisonfire did with "Otherness"* and come back with a banger

onionbubs
April 13th 2024
21090 Comments


wow im a terrible thursday fan i forgot to jam this

onionbubs
April 13th 2024
21090 Comments


that was great

and otherness is goated yeah

ArmorForMusic
April 13th 2024
46 Comments


Amazing song

Storm In A Teacup
April 13th 2024
45784 Comments


Yeah really good

Kurai
April 13th 2024
474 Comments


I'm hoping this isn't a one off, but we'll see how things go. I just think its cool ghat they're doing something musically alongside playing shows.

Also cool to have Norm from Texas Is The Reason involved - Do You Know Who You Are? is possibly the best Midwest Emo album of that era.

outliers
April 14th 2024
4996 Comments


early 2000s emo kids rejoice

ShadowOfTheCitadel
April 15th 2024
422 Comments


Eh. It's mostly fine. Ending is great. Guitars are probably the best thing here for me, they sit in the mix very well. I don't think Geoff sounds too bad too.

Hopelust
April 16th 2024
3617 Comments


"they really been without a lable for that long? werent they on Epitaph for the last couple of releases?"

They've been WITH a label for that long. First release w/o since before Waiting in 1999.


Hopelust
April 16th 2024
3617 Comments


Thursday singles always hit harder in the context of the album. This is great but I imagine it'll be unbelievable mixed in with some like-minded tunes.



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