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Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ (USA)

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Thursday is a post–hardcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, formed in 1997. The band released their first full–length album Waiting in 1999 on New Jersey based indie record label Eyeball Records. The band came from a DIY background, and their first album can be compared to that of Four Hundred Years and early Cursive.

Thursday emerged from the underground indie scene at the turn of the 21st century, attracting the attention of Victory Records. Garnering significant commercial radio airtime with the single "Understanding In A Car Crash" from their breakthrough second album Full Collapse, the band landed a major label record deal with Island Records. The result of this deal was War All The Time, the group's third album, which was released in September 2003. Thursday's sound is based upon both post–punk atmospherics and hardcore's visceral instrumentation. Droning and chiming guitar riffs layered atop heavy bass lines echo Thursday's British influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, and Joy Division as well as New York City's Sonic Youth. This element serves as a connection between Thursday and presently popular art rock bands like Interpol and Cursive. Odd time signatures, tempo and key changes, and multi–sectional song structures also play a prominent role, akin to progressive rock bands such as Yes and Rush.

Lyrically, vocalist Geoff Rickly concentrates on the struggles of living in the world today using violent imagery coupled with beautiful and shimmering phrases. Rickly cites Dennis Johnson, Michael Palmer, Jim Carroll, and William Burroughs as major influences. Furthermore, some of the more memorable imagery from Full Collapse and War All The Time are borrowed from the book White Noise by Don Delillo, a novel that Rickly has recommended to fans via the band's website.

Thursday have played with other modern rock groups including At the Drive–In, Boy Sets Fire, Hot Water Music, Sparta, and AFI, as well as with goth rock/New Wave legends The Cure. The band has also appeared on the Vans Warped Tour, billed on the main stage in 2002 and 2004. They have also been announced for 2006's bill.

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Reviews

Underoath / Thursday live in New York

Underoath / Thursday

live in New York (2011)

live show

Thursday No Devolución

Thursday

No Devolución (2011)

Epitaph

Taking Back Sunday / Thursday live in New York

Taking Back Sunday / Thursday

live in New York (2011)

live show

Thursday / MewithoutYou Live in New Haven

Thursday / MewithoutYou

Live in New Haven (2011)

live show

Thursday Common Existence

Thursday

Common Existence (2009)

Epitaph

Thursday / Far / Midnight Masses live in New York

Thursday / Far / Midnight Masses

live in New York (2009)

live show

Thursday / Dillinger Escape Plan live in Farmingdale

Thursday / Dillinger Escape Plan

live in Farmingdale (2009)

live show

Hot Water Music / Thursday / Paint It Black live in New York

Hot Water Music / Thursday / Paint It Black

live in New York (2008)

live show

Thursday / Envy Split [12 inch]

Thursday / Envy

Split [12 inch] (2008)

Temporary Residence

Thursday / The Sleeping live in New Haven

Thursday / The Sleeping

live in New Haven (2008)

live show

Thursday / Murder by Death live in Farmingdale

Thursday / Murder by Death

live in Farmingdale (2007)

live show

Thursday Kill the House Lights [CD/DVD]

Thursday

Kill the House Lights [CD/DVD] (2007)

Victory

Thursday / the Number Twelve Looks Like You live in Eugene

Thursday / the Number Twelve Looks Like You

live in Eugene (2006)

live show

Thursday A City by the Light Divided

Thursday

A City by the Light Divided (2006)

Island

Thursday / Minus the Bear / mewithoutYou live in New York

Thursday / Minus the Bear / mewithoutYou

live in New York (2006)

live show

Thursday / mewithoutYou / We're All Broken live in Albany

Thursday / mewithoutYou / We're All Broken

live in Albany (2006)

live show

Rise Against / Thursday / Circa Survive live in Niagara Falls

Rise Against / Thursday / Circa Survive

live in Niagara Falls (2006)

live show

Thursday/This Day Forward/Murder By Death live in Columbia, SC

Thursday/This Day Forward/Murder By Death

live in Columbia, SC (2003)

live show

Thursday War All the Time

Thursday

War All the Time (2003)

Island

Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria live in Hartford

Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria

live in Hartford (2003)

live show

Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria live in Philadelphia

Thursday / Thrice / Coheed and Cambria

live in Philadelphia (2003)

live show

Thursday Five Stories Falling

Thursday

Five Stories Falling (2002)

Victory

Thursday / onelinedrawing / From Autumn To Ashes / Planes Mistaken For Stars live in Milwaukee

Thursday / onelinedrawing / From Autumn To Ashes / Planes Mistaken For Stars

live in Milwaukee (2002)

live show

Thursday Five Stories Falling

Thursday

Five Stories Falling (2002)

Victory

Thursday Full Collapse

Thursday

Full Collapse (2001)

Victory

Thursday Full Collapse

Thursday

Full Collapse (2001)

Victory

Thursday Full Collapse

Thursday

Full Collapse (2001)

Victory

Saves the Day/Hey Mercedes/Thursday live in Hollywood

Saves the Day/Hey Mercedes/Thursday

live in Hollywood (2001)

live show

Thursday Waiting

Thursday

Waiting (1998)

Eyeball

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Interviews

Picture of Thursday

Thursday

Monday, June 18, 2001 at 1:59 PM (EDT)

Picture of Thursday

Thursday

Sunday, August 31, 2003 at 1:13 PM (EDT)

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