Welcome to our 'Official Website'
Thinking Plague News for
An Interview With Mike Johnson
Our New Album "Hoping Against Hope"
Our new album Hoping Against Hope is now out on Cuneiform Records. The CD was mixed by Bob Drake and Mike Johnson. You can purchase it here.
You can listen to sample tracks by visiting https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hoping-against-hope.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter Campaign which assisted us in funding it!
Here is some live footage of us performing "Sleeper Cell Anthem" in Austin, TX during our tour last year.
A Rare Progressive Music Showcase in Boulder
Thinking Plague performed in Boulder, Colorado with Hamster Theater and Glass at the Dairy Center for the Arts on Sunday, Feb 14, 2016.
Texas Mini-Tour 2016
Thinking Plague has finally played Texas.
Thinking Plague Pacific Northwest Tour 2013
The Seaprog concert in Seattle marked the end of a mini-tour of the Pacific Northwest. It was the first time we'd performed there.
We started the tour in Portland and moved up to Seattle over the course of the weekend:
Here is a video from the Seattle show (courtesy of Daniel Flessa - thanks!):
We had a successful performance on Sept 22nd, 2012 at the R.I.O. Fest in Carmaux, France.
A sample track can be found below:
You can click here to order a copy. You can also get it from many of your favourite vendors.
Here is the official press release from Cuneiform about the new album.
Meanwhile, Thinking Plague (with sister band Hamster Theatre) completed a "mini-tour" in November 2011, which included successful shows at the Cuneifest in Baltimore and The Stone in New York
as well as a show and an interactive "living room" concert in Philadelphia.
A little while back, Bob Drake uncovered some gems from the vault. A bit of audio history...
In early 2009, Thinking Plague performed live at The Laughing Goat in Boulder, Colorado and also at the King Center Concert Hall in Denver, CO.
Commentary (Piano Solo)
Thinking Plague completed a successful mini-tour of Europe in March-April 2008, having performed at:
Le Triton - Les Lilas (Paris) France
And here are photos from Gouveia, featuring new co-vocalist Elaine DiFalco and regular vocalist Deborah Perry - as well as the "Bear Dog"....
TP soundman and pal, Udi Koomran, recounts his experience of the mini-tour on his excellent blog.
New Section- MUSINGS!
We've added a section called Musings (on the menu to the left). This section will feature interesting writings on
Plague history and other subjects.
Hamster Theatre News
The latest album The Public Execution of Mr. Personality and Quasi Day Room: Live at the Moore Theatre is now available from Cuneiform.
Upon Both Your Houses (Thinking Plague live in concert at NEARFest 2000) is now available from NEARFest Records
"A stunning document of Rock-In-Opposition at its finest. Thinking Plague delivers a commanding set of highly technical and challenging, yet melodic compositions in a manner that must be heard to believe. The masterful musicianship displayed by this sextet is exquisite. They draw from obvious progressive rock sources, but refuse to merely relive the 70's as they push their unique brand of music forward."
"If you thought prog rock and concept albums were a thing of the past, Thinking Plague is here to prove you wrong. And if you thought prog rock had to be terminally self-indulgent and concept albums a pretentious waste of time, they're here to prove you even more wrong. Sounding something like a Henry Cow for the digital age, on A History of Madness Thinking Plague lays down some of the most rhythmically complex, texturally inventive, and melodically challenging popular music of the last 30 years, and somehow makes it all sound easy and natural."