Posted in industry | music | tour dates on November 18, 2008

By Andrew Frisicano

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The Thermals

NJ's Titus Andronicus recently signed with XL, who will release the band's future TBA recordings. First, XL will re-release The Airing of Grievances (previously on Troubleman Unlimited) on January 20th.

Titus goes on a 2009 tour with Los Campesinos! that includes two February shows at Bowery Ballroom (tickets), but first Titus will headline their own show at Maxwell's in their own state (on January 14th). Tickets are also on sale.

In other signings news, Kill Rock Stars announced that it will release the next Thermals record, titled Now We Can See, on April 7, 2009. KRS also reports, "a 7" of the first single, "When I Died," will precede the album on March 10th followed by a trip to SXSW."

The announcement ends The Thermals' five-year, three-album Sub Pop run. The Seattle label also recently lost Sweden's Loney Dear (a.k.a Emil Svanängen) - who has two Dec NYC dates - to Polyvinyl.

All tour dates below...

The Thermals - 2008 Tour Dates
12.04.08 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
12.05.08 Doug Fir Portland, OR 21
12.06.08 Doug Fir Portland, OR All Ages, early show
12.12.08 Primavera Club, Barcelona, ES
12.13.08 Primavera Club, Madrid, ES
12.14.08 KCLSU, London, UK
12.17.08 Ekko, Utrecht, NL
12.18.08 Vera, Gronigen, NL

Titus Andronicus & Los Campesinos!- 2009 Tour Dates
01-14 Hobknen, NJ - Maxwell's (not Los Campesinos!)
01-15 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
01-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
01-17 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
01-19 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
01-21 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
01-24 Nashville, TN - Exit-In
01-25 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
01-27 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
01-29 Houston, TX - Walter's On Washington
01-30 Austin, TX - The Parish
01-31 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
02-03 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
02-04 St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle
02-06 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller
02-07 Chicago, IL - Logan Sq. Auditorium
02-10 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Ladies Literary Club
02-11 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
02-12 Swarthmore, PA - Swarthmore College Olde Club
02-13 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
02-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

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Comments (17)

finally a post about only the great bands.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 1:40 PM

I think it might be more like Thermals lost Sub Pop, rather than the other way around

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 1:42 PM

"I think it might be more like Thermals lost Sub Pop, rather than the other way around"

I think it goes without saying that Sub Pop is clearly the loser here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 1:47 PM

rumor was that sub pop was trying to pay some of the bands in cocaine ,and they didnt go for it. stay classy sub pop

Posted by james | November 18, 2008 1:50 PM

why? who really cares about the Thermals

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 1:56 PM

why? who really cares about the Thermals"

I do

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 1:57 PM

yeah, well great. you still got em, they aren't going anywhere (except to a smaller label with less power to promote their bands)

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 2:02 PM

i care about the thermals as well. and who cares if theyre on a smaller label, they are obviously very aware of what different sized labels can do, and could have probably been on an even bigger label than sub pop if they wanted to, they just made the right decision for them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 2:05 PM

¿Quién es la mujer joven encantadora en la blusa blanca? I'd lo golpeó.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 2:14 PM

I heard they were actually trying to pay off bands with dragon rides and a trunk full of cheese pizzas. You know how many pizzas you can fit in the trunk of a Camero?

Posted by Coke Dragon | November 18, 2008 2:35 PM

I saw The Thermals with These Are Powers

Posted by Lori | November 18, 2008 4:43 PM

These Thermals dates have been available for a bit. I'm ready for some New York dates please!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2008 8:32 PM

good for the thermals. subpop has been totally neglecting them. they're a great band and it's fucked up that subpop didn't really support them. fuck you warner-sub pop.

also poor Troubleman records. i'll always love your release of 'Airing of Grievances' over XL's.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 3:07 AM

Troubleman's doing fine. they're doing a lot better releasing vacuous electro records than they ever did releasing post rock. They really don't need the rock bands these days.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 7:58 AM

Kinda sucks for sub pop after they named their new upstart label after a thermals song.

Hardly Art anyone?

Posted by D.D.D.Dave | November 19, 2008 9:17 AM

troubleman are doing fine because they don't pay their fucking bands

Posted by aha | November 19, 2008 2:21 PM

gee aha, repeat some unoriginal unsubstantiated rumors why don't you

what year is this? I believe that chestnut was in vogue in about 2002

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2008 2:44 PM

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