Saturday, January 10, 2009


ARTIST / BAND: Thursday

SONG (MP3): As He Climbed The Dark Mountain (Edit)

ALBUM: Split

FILE UNDER: Indie / Screamo / Alternative

LABEL: Epitaph Records

INFO: Thursday have always been difficult to categorize. Although they famously rose out of New Brunswick, New Jersey’s basement culture they’ve always been far too cerebral to be considered a traditional hardcore band. Over their eleven-year career they’ve toured with everyone from the Cure to Cursive, but have retained an inherent aggressiveness that can only come from being weaned on similarly independent nineties acts like Ink And Dagger and Lifetime. All of these references to other bands only serve as guidelines-and with Common Existence Thursday have finally reconciled all of their seemingly disparate literary and musical influences into a collection of songs that span the spectrum of human emotions from frustration to hope and, above all, love.

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