Thursday details new album, No Devolucion


You would probably have to ask a Ph.D in popular music if there’s a genre called “post –post-hardcore”, but if Thursday have anything to do with it, then they’ll be the ones to let you know what it actually sounds like. After teasing audiences with sonic glimpses of their sixth studio LP on a recent tour, the New Jersey-based emo/post-hardcore/screamo/whatever-core outfit have officially announced that the album – titled No Devolucion – will hit shelves and hard drives on April 12th.

They cite bands like The Smiths, Portishead, The Cure, and the Garden State’s own Bruce Springsteen as influences for the 12-track effort, which SPIN reports is the group’s “most experimental effort to date.” The album title translates to “no returns” in Spanish, and frontman Ricky Geoff said that “half the reason we picked the title is cause if you buy it, you got it!” He says that there are still a few heavy songs on the effort, but that the band wanted to make something more sweeping and graceful.

No Devolucion’s seventh track, “Magnets Caught In A Metal Heart”, is the world’s first taste of the set, and while the synthesizers and vocal effects do make it less heavy than Thursday’s usual output, the cut still features Geoff’s trademark vocal phrasing and a nifty, staccato-picked guitar part. Initially, the singer was embarrassed of how poppy he thought “Magnets” sounded, but he eventually came around and decided to use the song as a warning to fans expecting the same old same old. “This is a really different record,” he said, “so we decided to come out of the gates with a really different song.”

You can check out Spin’s exclusive stream of the song here, and take a look at the tracklist below. The band will spend two weeks in April playing some European dates and are set to return stateside on May 5th when they play the House of Blues in Boston. Complete tour dates are listed below, and you can get tickets for select dates at If you’re sold already, you can pre-order No Devolucion here.

No Devolucion Tracklist:
01. Fast to the End
02. No Answers
03. A Darker Forest
04. Sparks Against the Sun
05. Open Quotes
06. Past and Future Ruins
07. Magnets Caught in a Metal Heart
08. Empty Glass
09. A Gun in the First Act
10. Millimeter
11. Turnpike Devices
12. Stay True

Thursday 2011 Tour Dates:
03/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
04/19 – London, UK @ Kings College
04/20 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
04/21 – Cardiff, UK @ Millennium Music Hall
04/22 – Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
04/24 – Berlin, DE @ Monster Bash
04/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
04/27 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
04/28 – Munich, DE @ Feirwerk
04/29 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
05/05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
05/06 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
05/07 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
05/08 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
05/09 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
05/10 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
05/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
05/12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
06/09 – Oslo, NO @ Frognerbadet
07/07 – Alges, PT @ Passeio Martimo de Alges
08/12 – Budapest, HU @ Obudai Donauinsel