The Thermals are pleased to announce they have signed to Saddle Creek, a label the band has known and admired for many years. The Thermals and Saddle Creek have a long history of sleeping on floors together: The Thermals have toured with Cursive and Ladyfinger, and Hutch and Kathy organized the first Bright Eyes show in Portland way back in 1999.
The Thermals are a post-pop-punk trio from pre-Portlandia-Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2002 and has since released five records and toured fifteen countries. The Thermals’ sixth LP and debut for Saddle Creek, Desperate Ground will be released April 16. The album was produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Hoboken, NJ. Agnello and The Thermals completed the record and evacuated the studio just hours before Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, a fate quite fitting when you consider the product.
The Thermals are Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster and Westin Glass.
Desperate Ground track list:
1. Born To Kill
2. You Will Be Free
3. The Sunset
4. I Go Alone
5. The Sword By My Side
6. You Will Find Me
7. Faces Stay With Me
8. The Howl Of The Winds
9. Where I Stand
10. Our Love Survives
The Thermals will be touring their gennies off for the next few years in support of Desperate Ground. Some upcoming dates below, with many more to be announced. Please “like” The Thermals on Facebook even if you only “kind of like” them in real life.
03.01 – San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop (@ Rickshaw Stop)
03.02 – Cupertino, CA @ Homestead Lanes Bowling Alley
03.07 – Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent
03.08 – Clinton, NY @ Beinekie Events Barn @ Hamilton College
03.09 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
03.13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (Check Yo Ponytail)
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