There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Thistle has been playing rock and roll and releasing albums on their own Tiberius Records label since 1994. While "Tired Anchor" doesn’t sound like a rehashed album from 1994, it definitely draws many of the characteristics of that style in a way that brings back everything I loved about alternative. The guitars here are loud, a tad jangly, and powerful; the vocals are catchy and tight, the rhythm section perfectly paced. In truth, you can hear bits of a host of genres in these songs, from early Texas is the Reason and Promise Ring to Pavement and even hints of hardcore bands like Fugazi. But I keep coming back to bands like Sugar and Engine 88, the bands that defined the mid-90s for me. This band brings back that style with a modern twist. They do it remarkably well, creating a guitar-driven album that’s catchy, and rocking. 2) Thistle is a band from San Francisco, which changed its name to Thistle LLC. "Love Not Dead" was recorded with Producer Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads). Laura Albert was the singer, Geoff knoop on guitar, Prairie Prince on drums, Matt Cohen on bass, Jennifer Hall later replaced Laura as the singer. Myspace: at http://www.myspace.com/thistleofficial 3) Thistle is an ambient project from the United States, formed Danielle Sklar (vocals) and Kelly Thistle (effects). Associated with Ventricle label. 4) Thistle are a Celtic folk group from Blackpool, England formed over 30 years ago.