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The Thermals announce new album and track premiere!

The Thermals announce new album and track premiere!

January 6, 2016

The Thermals seventh full-length album, We Disappear, will be out March 25th! Pitchfork just premiered the first single from the album, “Hey You,” check it out here.

You can pre-order your copy at the Online Store on Digital, CD, black LP, or one of 400 limited edition copies pressed on clear vinyl. (limited edition vinyl sold out.)

We Disappear was produced by Chris Walla (formerly of Death Cab For Cutie), with whom the band has worked frequently, and was recorded in Portland at Kung Fu Bakery (The Shins, Tegan and Sara) and in Seattle, [...]


The Thermals colored LP contest

The Thermals colored LP contest

January 16, 2014

Play The Thermals ”Sword By My Side” video game & tweet your high score using #SwordByMySide for a chance to win the out of print ‘Desperate Ground’ colored LP! theswordbymyside.com


The Thermals ‘The Sword By My Side’ video game

The Thermals ‘The Sword By My Side’ video game

December 11, 2013

The Thermals have a video game!!! Help a winged, sword wielding Kathy defeat the evil demon to free Hutch and Westin and return to earth. Play The Sword By My Side at theswordbymyside.com


The Thermals “Desperate Ground” is out now!

The Thermals “Desperate Ground” is out now!

April 16, 2013

Happy Release Day to The Thermals!!! “Desperate Ground” is in stores now!

Great reviews are coming in left and right. NME and PopMatters both give the album an 8/10, Paste an 8.1, AllMusic.com a 4/5, and The Big Take-Over love it!


The Thermals “Born To Kill” video and song premiere

The Thermals “Born To Kill” video and song premiere

April 4, 2013

The Thermals share some inspiration for their new “Born To Kill” video for WTF Wednesday. Watch the video here.

Then, head over to Consequence of Sound to hear the new track “The Sunset”!


Record Store Day 2013

Record Store Day 2013

April 3, 2013

Stream songs from our 2013 Record Store Day releases here. We have 7″‘s coming out from Icky Blossoms, O+S, PUJOL, and The Thermals. Available at fine indie record stores 4/20.


SXSW 2013

SXSW 2013

March 8, 2013

SXSW is almost here, and this year we have Big Harp, Icky Blossoms, PUJOL, The Thermals, and UUVVWWZ in Austin. Our showcase is Wednesday night at The Parish Underground (214 E. 6th St). The lineup is:

8 PM – Jake Bellows
9 PM – UUVVWWZ
10 PM – Big Harp
11 PM – PUJOL
12 AM – Icky Blossoms
1 AM – Harouki Zombi

You can get more info on the bands, listen to songs, and get a full rundown of all the shows they’ll be playing at saddle-creek.com/sxsw/.


The Thermals premiere “Born To Kill” on SPIN

The Thermals premiere “Born To Kill” on SPIN

February 11, 2013

Listen to “Born to Kill”, from The Thermals new album today at SPIN! Pre-order Desperate Ground on the online store.


The Thermals sign to Saddle Creek

The Thermals sign to Saddle Creek

January 31, 2013

Big news! We’ve signed The Thermals! We’ve been fans forever, so we’re stoked to welcome them to the family. Read the details at Pitchfork. Pre-order Desperate Ground on the online store.




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