Thre3 – “Do or Die”

 Posted by on June 28, 2018 at 16:41  No Responses »
Jun 282018

The self-proclaimed pop punk band Thre3 have released their debut cd, a ten song collection of guitar driven punk and pop punk tracks that would provide a nice soundtrack for the  sunny summer days of my youth…

Some may know a bit about Richmond, Virginia and its ties to music, especially metal heavyweights like Lamb of God, Municipal Waste, and the always entertaining Gwar.  From a genre standpoint, this has little to do with Thre3 as they have more in common with local musicians like Navaeh and True Liberty, but does highlight the history of good music coming from Richmond.  About  five years ago Thre3 got their start as the pop-punk cover band Penguin Juice with just Keith Donovan Burket and Noah Carroll.  After a year or so, Noah felt the band needed to move to a more Christian direction and Don Carroll joined the band on bass with Keith moving to drums, Noah to vocals, and a name change to 70×7.  Not until September of 2017 did the band’s name change to the current Thre3.  The band wrote most of the songs on Do or Die within the last year and recorded with a friend of theirs, Eddie Payne at his studio, the Sound Garage in Richmond.

Right from the start Thre3 have a great start and live feel to the recording.  There’s a muted guitar strum followed by a chord that rings out into near feedback before a fast bass and drum line come in followed by a somewhat aggressive tone on the guitar.  The underlying rhythm to the song bounces along and the guitar which is a bit heavy for a pop punk song carries the bulk of the song.  From a production perspective everything has that rough punk rock feel to it, a bit more than one would expect from pop punk but it works.  Noah’s vocals convey that somewhat awkward nature often found in pop punk songs, so that part works as well and “All This Noise” has the general elements expected in a pop punk song.  Good tune. Continue reading »