Victory Recs announces new Thursday release
Friday, June 29, 2007 1:55 PM PT
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Despite an acrimonious parting of ways in 2002, Thursday and Victory Records have apparently put aside past differences with the announcement that the two will work together on a new CD/DVD release. Here's a statement from the band:
"We have some exciting news! We know that everyone is wondering what is next for us. We're proud to announce that we will be releasing a DVD/CD on our former label, Victory Records. Surprise! A lot of the footage from this DVD was taken during the time we spent on Victory and we thought it was appropriate to release it with them. On a more personal note, many of you know that our parting with Victory was bitter on both sides and we're taking this chance to put that behind us. That label really helped us get to where we are and we helped them to establish themselves as well... "coming full circle" and "making amends" are some of the phrases that we could throw around here but we think you get the picture already. Tony's passion for this project and his continued support of the band after all these years has helped to make this an easy decision.
We're really looking forward to this release. The DVD will be a retrospective of our band’s career so far (footage from the last nine years) with a ton of live stuff. Everyone always says we're much better live than on record-- now you can decide. The CD will have several new tracks and some alternate versions and demos of older songs.
Once the DVD and CD are complete, we will be starting work on a new album soon after and the home for that has yet to be determined."
Meanwhile, Victory Records owner Tony Brummel had the following to say:
"Words cannot describe how excited I am to have the opportunity to work with Thursday again. Thursday is a band that people believe in. They are innovators. They are the voice of a generation. Some bands simply make songs that people like. Other bands thrive on gimmicks. The true artists create something that changes people’s lives. Thursday are true artists. They have a very special and unique magnetism. They are a band that you can believe in at a time when there is not a surplus of bands with any real substance or meaning. 'Full Collapse' is an album that has influenced so many bands as well as spearheading an entire musical movement. Working with the band on that pivotal and significant album was magical. Thursday and Victory have done great things together. I am so happy and honored that tradition will continue. Some people might want to call this a sort of homecoming. I simply see it as a reunion of passionate people that have done great things in the past getting the opportunity to do them again. This is something that people can feel good about. And to me, that is the best karma for any relationship."