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The Thorns were an American acoustic rock band formed in 2002 as a project of Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins.[1]

The band toured the United States and Europe throughout 2003, in support of their eponymous debut album.[2] The band toured supporting a number of acts including The Jayhawks and The Dixie Chicks.

The band had scored radio airplay with their cover of The Jayhawks song "Blue" and their only album charted at #62 on the Billboard charts. The album was later reissued the following year with a second disc of acoustic re-recordings of the album.[3]

That same year, the band was featured on the television series, American Dreams, performing a cover of the Beach Boys' "Warmth of the Sun". The band broke up in 2004 with each member resuming their solo careers.



  1. ^ Bios
  2. ^ Tour Schedule 2003–2004
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  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 557. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.