“I thought of that old joke: This guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, ‘Doc, my brother’s crazy, he thinks he’s a chicken.’ And the doctor says, ‘Well why don’t you turn him in?’ and the guy says, ‘I would, but I need the eggs.’ Well, I guess that’s pretty much now how I feel about relationships. They’re totally irrational and crazy and absurd, but I guess we keep going through it because most of us need the eggs.”—Annie Hall (1977)
“There are a lot of songs about the tenuous relationship between faith and the lack of faith. The title song is about my life with God or some concept of God and in a nutshell it’s Catholic/Atheist/I don’t know. The title is about trying to remind myself to be more present minded and concrete and here and not worry about whether the answer is some unseen eye is keeping track or the dirt under my feet and that there’s a world happening all around me. Whether there is God or no God, whether there is justice or not. The lack of existence of those sorts of things, doesn’t allow for me to be an asshole just because I want to or don’t.”—Kevin Devine (via jesuslacey)
“Probably the last song, it’s called “Play Crack the Sky.” It’s the best song I have ever written so far as far as melody and the story goes and the metaphor in it. I just enjoy it. When I play it now, I get the same feelings from it as when I wrote it. It touches on parts of life that I don’t talk about a lot, and it’s very maritime and nautical. I have grown up around water being from living on Long Island. Surfing, sailing, fishing, that’s a huge part of my life apart from the band. It’s definitely the most personal song on the album.”—Jesse Lacey on his favorite Deja Entendu song, 2003. (via fasterlittledutchboy)
“i know there is this saying that goes “the only stupid question is one you dont ask” or something but i feel that maybe your specific question is an exception.”—Adam Lazzara replying to formspring question if Jesse Lacey is coming back to Taking Back Sunday.
Thrice has released a new song off their new record Major/Minor, due out September 20th on Vagrant Records, along with new tour dates! Tour dates are listed below and you can stream the song above. They’ve also put it up for download here.
Sep 30 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Oct 01 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater Oct 03 – Dallas, TX – The Door Oct 04 – Austin, TX – Emo’s Oct 05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Oct 07 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Oct 08 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater Oct 09 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Theater Oct 11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Oct 12 – Richmond, VA – The National Oct 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Oct 14 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom Oct 15 – Towson, MD – Recher Theater Oct 16 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza Oct 18 – Boston, MA – Royale Oct 19 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda Oct 20 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre Oct 21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo Oct 22 – Covington, KY – Madison Theatre Oct 23 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall Oct 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection Oct 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall Oct 27 – Chicago, IL – Metro Oct 28 – St. Louis, MO – Pop’s Oct 29 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Oct 30 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall Nov 01 – Magna, UT – SaltAir Nov 03 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market Nov 04 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom Nov 05 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom Nov 06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades Nov 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater Nov 09 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Nov 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues Nov 11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues