It's our pleasure to announce a split release with one of our favorite bands in the world. We are currently in the studio recording tracks for a 12" release with Japan's Envy. For those of you unfamiliar with Envy, they are an experimental, epic, lush post-rock band that's heavier than just about anything we've ever heard. Despite the enormous geographical distances between us, the bands have evolved from the same thrashy underground post-hardcore scene (They've toured the states and shared stages with our friends in Malady and Hot Cross). Honestly, there's no way to properly describe them. See for yourself: http://www.temporaryresidence.com/bands/envy.php
The record will be released on Temporary Residence Limited. They're the folks who put out all those killer records by Explosions In the Sky, Mono, By the End of Tonight and, of course, Envy. We love those records and, even more importantly, we love everyone who works at the label! http://www.temporaryresidence.com/
We'll be playing some of this new material out on a weekend of dates that are coming up:
April 24 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY with Envy on the Coast, Innerpartysystem, God Fires Man April
25 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA with Envy on the Coast, God Fires Man April 26 Montclair State University Montclair, NJ Montclairfest
This sweet press release from Temporary Residence has the details for the split:
THURSDAY AND ENVY ANNOUNCE SPLIT ALBUM!!!
We've decided to convert rumor into fact and lay it all out for all you good peoples. New Jersey's Thursday and Old Tokyo's Envy will come together to release a split LP+CD this fall, released by Temporary Residence Ltd. It will be a limited edition LP CD set; there will be no separated CD or LP versions. Both formats will come in one package, and both will contain the same music. This means it may not be available in Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Circuit City, or most 'record' stores in the mall. But it will certainly be available at your local independently owned record store, while supplies last. We're not yet sure how limited it will be; maybe 10,000, maybe a billion (probably closer to the former, as we really don't have space for a billion LPs). In addition, there will be a deluxe, hand-printed edition that will be sold exclusively through our webstore. These will be screenprinted by hand, and will be limited colored vinyl editions. There is no specific release date set yet, but look for this around Sep/Oct.