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Thrice’s classic, The Artist in the Ambulance came out back in 2003 and is custom, the band will be touring the 20th anniversary. They also re-recorded the record featuring a buffet of guest vocals.

The question has to be asked: Why would we re-record a 20 year old album, let alone one that is widely beloved and arguably our most well-known. I think the core of the answer is that it simply sounded fun and we were curious,” shares Thrice vocalist Dustin Kensrue. “We know that playing the revisionist is a dangerous game, so we were always a little uneasy about trying to go back and mess with something that people loved, people who had none of the hangups about the record that we did. But, since we decided to do this anyway, we tried to let that wariness guide us in how we approached the record, and in the end we decided to make very minimal structural changes.

At the end of the day, what we wanted the record to sound like for fans is that somehow one of their old favorite records got a new lease on life, but that it hadn’t lost its soul or turned into something else. We hope you enjoy revisiting The Artist In the Ambulance.”

That’s nice. As a recovering hipster myself, I enjoy the aged up vocals.

The band is touring, but no Vancouver show. C’est dommage. I’d have to brave the I-5 and hit Seattle.

You can still find a few vinyl copies of the record on their website. The Galaxy Blue one is still in stock and a splatter platter? Sure.

Back from a family trip to Whistler to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday! Fun times. We didn’t have Thrice banging on the stereo on the drive up. It was enough to keep the kids from dominating the playlist with songs heard in Roblox YouTube videos.

Go with yourself.

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