Thrice’s Dustin Kensrue and the Modern Post Release Christmas EP


Story by Anne Erickson

Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue and his band the Modern Post have unleashed a new Christmas EP, ‘Lowborn King’

Irvine, Calif.-based rockers Thrice broke into the mainstream with their 2003 Island Records debut “The Artist in the Ambulance,” with high-octane, emo-tinged hits such as “All That’s Left” and “Silhouette.” Now, Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue, who is also a worship artist, has unleashed his debut Christmas EP, “Lowborn King.”

Kensrue is releasing the Christmas EP with his other band, The Modern Post. The track listing includes such Christmas classics as “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Child of Glory,” “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” “What Child is This,” and “This is War.”

In other news, Kensrue is also working on the follow-up to his 2007 album “Please Come Home” and is shooting for a spring 2015 release.

“Recording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process. I always have bits and pieces of songs that are bouncing around in my head,” he stated on Facebook. “I usually record them and listen back later, and most of the time I can’t remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place.

He added, “But then there are the tunes that stick– the ones I find running over and over through my head, demanding to be finished. Begging for a home. The most persistent of these tunes from the past 8 years are what I’m busy recording right now, and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing.”