Thrice took a few years off in 2012, but reunited last year. At the end of May, they’ll release their first album in five years, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. We’ve already gotten to hear a song, “Blood On the Sand,” from it, and today, NPR released another song from the album, “Black Honey.” If you’re a fan of Soundgarden’s latter output and aren’t that familiar with Thrice, you’ve found a new favorite band. If these two songs are any indication, the band’s ninth album finds the band writing more hooky than they have before, if not quite as aggressively. Frontman Dustin Kensrue says that “Black Honey” was one of the first songs they wrote together when they got back together. Here’s how he describes the song’s meaning:
“the song spawned from an image that popped into my head: someone continually swatting at a swarm of bees to get their honey, but somehow not understanding why they would sting back in return.”
To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere will be out on May 27th on Vagrant Records.