Ask anyone that knows me who my favourite band is and they’ll tell you Thrice. The song my wife and I danced to at our wedding was a Dustin Kensrue song (not a Thrice song, but still). This band has significant meaning in the lives of my wife and me.
Throughout the years I have bought every single release they’ve put out, even the expensive limited vinyl releases, merch, my closet is basically a Thrice shrine (minus the candles and creepy statues). For the hard to get items, I have even paid way above what they were at retail just to complete my collection. I own one of the only copies I am aware of The Artist In The Ambulance (instrumental).
So, when my favourite band announced they were bringing back The Alliance (I was a member of the original one they had in the early ’00s) I was stoked. As soon as I could, I bought an annual subscription. I wanted to support my band and the perks were amazing.
I consumed the few videos they had up on the site, the welcome video and a few of the studio videos and photos. And ever since, besides presale tickets for members of which are no benefit to me (I’m in Australia), nothing much else has happened.
The Thrice Alliance in my opinion was launched way too early. It’s clear the band were thinking ahead for the pending release of their as-yet-unnamed album (and new track Scavengers dropping imminently).
I was at least expecting they would have their Discord (which is going to be the forum) in place now, but it’s still not live.