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POSTED: 08/14/13

Dustin Kensrue Announces Album and Premieres New Song

Dustin Kensrue, the frontman of the critically acclaimed alternative rock band Thrice, who have sold 1.4 million albums, is teaming up with Mars Hill Music and BEC Recordings to release his first full length solo album The Water and the Blood on October 1st.  Kensrue, a Worship Pastor at Mars Hill Church, oversees Mars Hill Music and leads music weekly at Mars Hill Bellevue. Prior to beginning to serve at Mars Hill in 2011, Kensrue was known primarily as the voice of the rock band Thrice, which is currently on an extended hiatus after 14 years, eight albums and vigorous touring.

Kensrue is premiering the first song from the album "It's Not Enough" at Alternative Press: http://smarturl.it/itsnotenough.

“This project is a different creative process than when writing for Thrice, but only because the songs have a different purpose and focus,” shares Kensrue. “You make a lot of different decisions in the creative process when you are writing songs for people as a group to sing together in worship."

About Mars Hill Church
Founded in Seattle in 1996, Mars Hill Church is one of the largest and most-innovative churches in the US, with upwards of 14,000 people meeting weekly across multiple locations each week. Mars Hill has been recognized as the 28th largest, 3rd fastest-growing, and 2nd most-innovative church in the country by Outreach magazine. Pastor Mark Driscoll’s sermons receive more than 10 million downloads per year, consistently rank #1 on iTunes, and he has over 450,000 combined followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Pastor Mark and his wife Grace co-authored Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together which was released from Thomas Nelson in 2012 and reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, #3 on Publisher Weekly’s Nonfiction Hardbound list, #8 on the Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Combined List, and #38 on USA Today’s Top 150 Books.

Mars Hill Music is made up of a variety of musicians and worship leaders who serve throughout the various Mars Hill locations. Since its humble beginnings in 1996, Mars Hill has been committed to the philosophy that each local Mars Hill Church would engage the culture in its local surroundings and point people to Jesus. Each Mars Hill band strives to do this with a natural expression and outgrowth of what God is doing in their cities.

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