5 Years Behind, the debut studio album from Brooklyn DIY punk band THICK, is out today via Epitaph Records.
On the record, THICK confronts the countless disappointments and injustices they deal with every day: the reckless hypocrisy of people in power, social media’s erosion of genuine connection, dudes who feel inexplicably entitled to share their most loathsome opinions. But even in their most exasperated moments, THICK manage the impossible feat of coming off confident and carefree even as they expose their deepest insecurities.
5 Years Behind came to life at Studio G Brooklyn with producer/engineer Joel Hamilton (Iggy Pop, Jolie Holland). In making the record, the band took a more spontaneous approach, sometimes completely reworking songs at the eleventh hour in order to channel the most immediate emotion into each track. “It was really important to us that the songs feel emotionally connected to our reality, so that it feel as natural as possible to play them,” notes vocalist, bassist, & guitarist Kate Black.
Recently, the band released the music video for the politically charged single “Mansplain”—a blistering, brilliantly sarcastic takedown bookended by a sound collage of massively infuriating comments from men. You can watch the video, here.
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Consequence of Sound has named THICK their Artist of the Month.
In anticipation of 5 Years Behind, THICK performed live at Paste earlier this week. You can check out their session here.
5 YEARS BEHIND TRACK LISTING
1. 5 Years Behind
2. Sleeping Through the Weekend
3. Bumming Me Out
4. Fake News
8. Won’t Back Down
9. Can’t Be Friends
10. Your Mom
11. Party with Me
In support of 5 Years Behind, THICK will hit the road this spring. The band will perform at SXSW in Austin, TX in March before supporting Australian punk rock band The Chats on the road beginning April 11 in San Francisco, CA. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit https://thick.band/tour.
3/18 Austin, TX SXSW A2IM/SoundExchange Showcase
3/20 Austin, TX SXSW Academy Fight Songs + SiriusXM Pandora
3/21 Austin, TX SXSW Siren Sounds PR Showcase
w/ The Chats, Mean Jeans
4/11 San Francisco, CA UC Berkeley
4/12 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
4/13 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
4/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
4/17 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater*
4/18 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
4/19 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
4/20 Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf
4/22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
4/23 Austin, TX Emo's
4/24 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock @ HOB
4/26 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
4/28 St. Paul, MN Amsterdam Bar & Hall
4/29 Chicago, IL House of Blues
4/30 Nashville, TN Exit/In
5/1 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
5/3 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
5/5 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
5/6 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
5/7 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
* w/ Mean Jeans