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The Thermals Announce New Album With Feisty Lead Single, ‘Hey You’

Portland indie-punk act The Thermals announced today that they'll soon release their first new album since 2013's Desperate Ground. The new LP, We Disappear, arrives on March 25…
James Grebey / January 6, 2016

The Thermals Get Ready to Rumble in ‘The Sunset’ Video

Portland trio the Thermals make a fiery return to their punky roots on their sixth album Desperate Ground, so perhaps it shouldn't come as a…
Chris Martins / May 21, 2013

Sled Island Festival 2013: Jesus and Mary Chain, Thermals, Swans, Superchunk, and More

The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Thermals, Swans, Explosions in the Sky, OFF!, Thee Oh Sees, and Superchunk are just some of the 250-plus acts…
Kyle McGovern / April 30, 2013

The Flaming Lips, Bob Mould, the Thermals Lead Omaha’s Maha Music Festival Lineup

The Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Bob Mould, the Thermals, and more are booked to play Omaha's fifth annual Maha Music Festival on August 17,…
Kyle McGovern / April 29, 2013

The Thermals’ Hutch Harris on How Green Day, ‘LARP-Metal’ Shaped ‘Desperate Ground’

The Thermals' Hutch Harris had some small regrets. After 2010's Personal Life — a relatively stripped-down collection of mid-tempo tunes— he quickly realized that what…
Colin Joyce / April 15, 2013

Hear the Thermals’ Haunted Scorcher ‘The Sunset’

Thermals frontman Hutch Harris told SPIN the arc of his Portland punk trio's April 16 album Desperate Ground is "about someone learning to deal with…
Marc Hogan / March 28, 2013

SXSW 2013: See the Thermals Raise the Temperature at the SPIN House

On March 14, Portland punk stalwarts the Thermals dropped by the SPIN House in Austin during South by Southwest to jolt festivalgoers out of any…
David Marchese / March 22, 2013

Watch the Thermals’ Blood-Spattered ‘Born to Kill’ Video

These days a band that isn't busy being born is busy doing, um, something else. Sleigh Bells, Lana Del Rey, and Titus Andronicus have all…
Marc Hogan / March 21, 2013

Hear the Thermals’ Fiery New Single ‘Born to Kill’

"We were halfway through writing the record and I realized that a lot of the songs were about death," says Thermals frontman Hutch Harris of…
David Bevan / February 11, 2013

The Thermals Move to Saddle Creek for ‘Desperate Ground’ LP

The Thermals recently announced that they'd be getting nostalgic with former label Sub Pop to reissue the punkers' first three albums on vinyl on March 5.
Kyle McGovern / January 31, 2013

The Thermals’ First Three Albums to Be Reissued by Sub Pop

Just in time for the Thermals' upcoming sixth album (expected later this year), Sub Pop is reissuing the Portland pop-punks' first three records on vinyl,…
Kyle McGovern / January 24, 2013

The Underground Guide: Portland with the Thermals

When Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster of the Thermals were looking to leave their hometown of San Jose, California, they wanted to move to a…
David Menconi / June 7, 2011

FREE ALBUM! SPIN’s Soundtrack for Sasquatch!

The annual Sasquatch! Festival will be happening in Washington State from May 27-30, but even if you're not attending you can discover the event's 20…
Peter Gaston / May 20, 2011

Why They’re Called… The Thermals

Welcome to the weekly feature "Name That Band!" where we get the inside stories behind the mysterious monikers of some ofour favorite artists. (See…
David Marchese / September 7, 2010

In the Studio: The Thermals

On four albums over eight years, Portland, OR's the Thermals have mastered the bratty, fun, and catchy three-chord punk song. But with the September 7…
William Goodman / March 11, 2010’s Best of the Week

Leading up to Valentine's Day, love was certainly on tap this past week: Ryan Adams and Mandy Moore got engaged, the Mobius Band gave away…
SPIN Staff / February 15, 2009

Free Download: The Thermals Go Soft

You've read's live review -- but now you can finally sample the awesomeness that is the Thermals' new album for yourself!
William Goodman / February 10, 2009

Fu*kin’ A: The Thermals’ New Songs Rock Live

"Now we're going to bore you with our new songs," frontman Hutch Harris said Saturday night at Brooklyn's Bell House, where the Thermals played a…
William Goodman / February 2, 2009
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