Thrice announce the launch of an auction to benefit the charitable organization, Stand Up To Cancer. The Southern California group will be auctioning off one complete set (4 LPS) of test pressings of their about-to-be-released Anthology box set. The test pressings are just one of four sets in existence and will be on black 180-gram vinyl.

The set will be signed by the band and will have white cardboard jackets. The eBay auction begins today here: 100% of the final sale price will support Stand Up To Cancer – an initiative to which Thrice donated to at the end of their recent farewell tour. The group chose Stand Up To Cancer since each of the members have recently seen family members lose the fight to cancer.

Last year Thrice announced their hiatus after 13 years together and the release of eight full-length albums. The band undertook a farewell tour earlier this year and live audio was recorded at select stops and has now been compiled into Anthology. Set to be released on Staple Records/Workhorse Music Group on October 30, 2012, the live recording features 24 songs and will be available digitally, on two CDs, and as a limited edition box set containing four LP’s. The LP box set is limited to just 3000 stamped and numbered pieces and will include a 24-page booklet along with 2 black LP’s and 2 white LP’s all on 180 gram vinyl.

Fans can listen to an exclusive stream of the entire album on the Orange County Weekly website: