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

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

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’s Best of the Week

This week, Kings of Leon debuted the video for their new song "Radioactive," the xx took home Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize, and Metallica revealed plans…
SPIN Staff / September 11, 2010

The Thermals, ‘Personal Life’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Staunch skepticism propelled the Thermals through their transcendent 2006 concept album, The Body, the Blood, the Machine, as the Portland trio merrily scorned the foundations…
Stacey Anderson / August 23, 2010

Thermals Drummer Talks About His Favorite Book

Usually the musicians talking about their favorite books in's ongoing Book Club series are lyricists and songwriters -- which makes sense because if you…
Emily Zemler / April 9, 2009

40 Hot Performances & Interviews from SXSW!

By now, you've probably checked out our photo gallery of the best concert photos from this past weekend's SXSW -- but what about our video…
SPIN Staff / March 25, 2009

Anti-SXSW Party: Mess With Texas!

For years, there have been Austin shadow parties and festivals in opposition to SXSW's corporate juggernaut -- the best, known affectionately as Fuck by Fuck…
Charles Aaron / March 22, 2009

Portland’s Rock Elite Attend Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks’ ‘Gardenia’ Video Premiere

Portland, OR's indie rock upper crust -- including members of Spoon, Sleater-Kinney, the Thermals, Quasi, and many more -- packed the air-conditioned confines of Valentine's…
Travis Greenwood / August 18, 2008