Related Information for By A Thread Yes, By a Thread is dead. For those of us that loved this band their departure seems somewhat unjust and hard to swallow. Their first album "The Last of the Daydreams" (1999) burst onto the post-hardcore scene as a natural evolution from their hardcore/punk roots. The album was raw and heavy, yet beautiful and melodic; it gained them many heartfelt fans and a following that persists, if somewhat diminished, to this day. By a Thread toured the U.S. and Canada several times in the ear.. read more