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In March of this year, Thrice shared a comeback single, "Blood on the Sand." It was their first new track since embarking on an indefinite hiatus in 2012. Fast-forward two months later and they released To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, a brand-spanking-new full-length. Speaking of Brand New things, apparently the Long Island emo band were one of the reasons Thrice got back together in the first place. In a new interview with Live Nation, guitarist Teppei Teranishi explains:

“We're good friends with [Brand New], so we started talking to them. At that point they were on a two-week West Coast run, and we were asking about what it was like to tour like that. That was the catalyst of starting to think about coming back, and doing it at a capacity that makes sense for everybody.”

He continued, detailing his appreciation for the band:

“They're an enigma. I feel like they've done everything wrong—they don't do interviews and they don't give a crap about anything—but somehow they've been so successful. I think it's rad.”

Read the full interview here. When you're done, click through this list of 21 pop-punk and emo reunions we'd love to see.