Dustin Kensrue Please Come Home LP (Pink Vinyl)
2007 Debut Solo Album On Pink Vinyl LP!
Part Of The Ten Bands One Cause Campaign!
Limited Edition Pink Vinyl - Only 2000 Copies!
Dustin Kensrue (of Thrice) is celebrating the 10+ year anniversary of his
solo release Please Come Home. There will be a limited one time run of 2,000
units of PINK VINYL for this year's Ten Bands One Cause pink vinyl charity
campaign to support Gilda's Club NYC.
Thrice is an American post-hardcore band from Irvine, California, formed in
1998. The group was founded by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Kensrue and guitarist
Teppei Teranishi while they were in high school. Early in their career, the band
was known for fast, hard music based in heavily distorted guitars, prominent
lead guitar lines, and frequent changes in complex time signatures. While still
a member of Thrice, Dustin Kensrue released his first solo album on Equal Vision
Records on January 23, 2007, titled Please Come Home. The album was recorded in
the studio of Thrice lead guitarist Teppei Teranishi, who also played piano and
organ on the album. Electric guitars and drums were recorded by long-time friend
and Thrice guitar technician, Chris Jones.The album opened at 142 on the
Billboard 200 with 5,800 copies sold.
"The harmonica-swept locomotion steamroll of 'I Knew You Before' clues
listeners in straightaway that Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue wanted to release
an album separate from his main gig for good reason. Gone is the chugging and
metallic post-hardcore Thrice have been perfecting since 1998; it's replaced on
Please Come Home with little more than an acoustic guitar, harmonica, and
considerable amount of respect for the traditions of singer/songwriters come
before. It might just be luck that Kensrue's down-home delivery meshes
effortlessly with this new rustic backdrop without sounding forced, but one
could hardly call it luck in his pulling off an entire album of folk and
country-inspired fare that is remarkably subtle in its ability to be completely
memorable. Yes, the slight Southern inflections that occasionally crop up belie
his Orange County home and might initially seem out of place, but even
conspicuous cuts like the bluesy rogue of 'Blood & Wine' sink in nicely after a
few spins. It's a bit of a tease that there are only eight tracks in about 30
minutes' time, but the early-morning glow of songs like the charming 'Pistol'
(divulging Kensrue's boyish affections for his wife) and quietly aching title
track exude such a rough tenderness and sincere warmth that what the record
lacks in quantity is easily made up in quality. Working with co-producer and
Thrice bandmate Teppei Teranishi, Kensrue has proved with Please Come Home that
he doesn't need to scream over a thick slab of sound to effectively turn heads;
six strings and a dusty porch out back do just fine." - Corey Apar,
This is the 4th year for the initiative that has raised over $144,000 for
Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those
diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda
Radner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 43 in 1989. Since 2014, 30
bands have pressed their albums on pink colored vinyl to support Breast Cancer
Awareness Month and Gilda's Club NYC.
• Vinyl LP
• Limited Edition Pink Vinyl - Only 2000 copies
• Ten Bands One Cause campaign
• 10th Anniversary
• Gatefold jacket
1. I Knew You Before
3. I Believe
4. Please Come Home
5. Blood & Wine
6. Consider The Ravens
7. Weary Saints
8. Blanket Of Ghosts