Hier das Statement:
"Thrice will release The Alchemy Index: Volumes 1 and 2 via Vagrant Records on October 16th.
Taking an unsullied approach to the writing, recording and production of their upcoming release, the decision to find a new record label was evident and expected for Orange County’s critically lauded, Thrice. Assuming control of their creative direction, Thrice has parted ways with Island records after releasing 2003's The Artist and The Ambulance and 2005's Vheissu, and have signed with Vagrant Records, on which they will release the four-volume Alchemy Index.
The Alchemy Index: Vols. I & II - Fire & Water will be released on October 16th, 2007, with The Alchemy Index: Vols. III & IV - Earth & Air to be released in Spring of 2008. The specific details about this ambitious project will be revealed over the next few weeks.
Stretching their innovation even further Thrice’s, Dustin Kensrue, Teppei Teranishi, Riley Breckenridge & Ed Breckenridge, expressed their musical diversity resulting in their most stunning effort to date. The Alchemy Index is an uncompromising artistic collection that represents the band’s evolution and shatters conventional boundaries. This quartet prides themselves on continually pushing the envelope creating the dynamic sound they call their own. It is this equilibrium that helps the band develop such richly crafted tracks and in doing so, it raises the bar once again for all that follow.
Founded in 1996, Vagrant Records is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For The Alchemy Index, Thrice joins a diverse roster featuring artists like The Eels, The Hold Steady, Dashboard Confessional and Paul Westerberg.
In support of the first installment of The Alchemy Index, Thrice will be headlining a 9 week – 42 date U.S. tour with Brand New."