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.
My closet is a Thrice shrine (minus the candles and creepy statues). I have bought every single release they’ve put out throughout the years, even the expensive, limited vinyl releases, merch. For the hard to get items, I have even paid way above what they were at retail to complete my collection. I own one of the only copies I am aware of, The Artist In The Ambulance (instrumental).
So, I was stoked 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 wanted to support my band, and the perks were amazing. As soon as I could, I bought an annual subscription.,c.
I consumed the few videos they had up on the site, the welcome video and a few studio videos and photos. And ever since, besides presale tickets for members of which are no benefit to me (I’m in Australia), nothing else has really happened.
The Thrice Alliance, in my opinion, was launched way too early. It’s clear the band was thinking ahead for the pending release of their as-yet-unnamed album (and new track Scavengers dropping immediately).
I am not trying to sound entitled because I love Thrice as a band, and they are all such genuine human beings who will gladly nerd out and talk with their fans about literature and other obscure topics. But, I think maybe the Alliance concept just needed more time in the oven before being taken out. That’s all.
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.