Southern California’s THRICE has just been recognized by their local music community with the announcement that the band has been nominated for Best Album (Major/Minor, 9/11, Vagrant), Best Song (“Promises”), and Best Rock band for the 2012 OC Music Awards.

OC Music Awards is Orange County’s premier annual music event, honoring the best and brightest in local talent and the Awards night ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Over the past 11 years the Awards has provided a platform for local artists to gain recognition and exposure in one of the nation’s most vibrant music scenes. Proceeds from OC Music Awards benefit Music for a Cure, providing music therapy programs to children’s hospitals. More information can be found here:

Thrice (frontman/guitarist Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge and drummer Riley Breckenridge) released their first proper full-length, Identity Crisis, in 2001 and quickly stormed to the forefront of the indie music scene as listeners rejoiced and formed what can only be described as a cult following. Thrice went on to release six highly praised albums – fan favorites The Illusion Of Safety (2002), The Artist In The Ambulance (2003) and Vheissu (2005), the brilliant and intricate four-piece concept album The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water (2007) and Earth and Air (2008), and the most recent band-centric masterpiece, Beggars (2009). Thrice released their most recent full length, Major/Minor in September, 2011.  Thrice has become a staple in the alternative-modern-rock world for nearly ten years now and is known for effortlessly and continuously releasing groundbreaking records. The quartet recently announced that after their upcoming national spring tour, they will be focusing on their families and taking a hiatus from touring and recording.

The press on Major/Minor: “It is as exciting and enthralling a listen as anything Thrice have ever created.” –Alternative Press

Major/Minor is nothing short of very good (with emphasis on “very”).” – Paste

Major/Minor packs too much power to be ignored.” – PopMatters

“This is the sound of a band hitting their stride and just running with all of their strengths on show–and there can be no complaints about that.” – BBC Music

“Thrice’s latest, Major/Minor, is one of those elusive, much-needed types of LPs: urgent, aching and filled with heaviness-like pouring-liquid-steel-into-a-cast-iron-mug-and-chugging-it-straight heavy.” – CMJ

“With Major/Minor Thrice have stripped away unnecessary studio production, added instrumentation and pretension to offer simply a great rock album.” – Blurt Magazine

Major/Minor is (a) glorious statement from a band characterized by fearless experimentation and exquisite music.” – Kerrang!

“It’s a take it or leave it, and for arguably the most consistent band in the scene over the last decade, Major/Minor is a triumph. What else and to whom do they need to prove anything anymore anyway?” – Absolute Punk


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