Thrice channel Radiohead with expansive new single Robot Soft Exorcism

Dustin Kensrue of Thrice performs at Concord Pavilion on July 6, 2017 in Concord, California.
(Image credit: Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)

Thrice have unveiled Robot Soft Exorcism, the second track to be taken from forthcoming 11th album, Horizons/East.

Opening with a bit-crushed electronic intro, RSE builds into a 7/8 arpeggiated guitar line that wouldn’t sound out of place on Radiohead’s latter-day work, while a stomping chorus, filled with chunky single-coil lines and smart riff variations, nods towards the band’s post-hardcore roots.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.