Posted in music | tour dates on January 5, 2009

The Thermals

"...So much else is new and wonderful for us! We have a new record label, Kill Rock Stars. Not only has Kill Rock Stars released some of Portland's (and the Northwest's) best punk and indie records to date (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, The Gossip), but the label has recently relocated to Portland, and is quickly filling it's roster with even more great Portland bands (Shaky Hands, Panther, Horse Feathers). The Thermals are thrilled to now be a part of this family as well. We were thrilled to be part of the Sub Pop family for six years, but we felt it was time to move on. We turned down a second contract from Sub Pop, lest you think we were dropped! You don't drop us, we drop you. Not you, personally. We love you! Seriously, you're the best.

We have a new drummer as well. Westin Glass, formerly of Seattle's Say Hi, joins us (Kathy Foster and Hutch Harris) to complete the third (or so) live line-up of The Thermals. In addition to (again!) touring the UK with The Cribs this February, and playing multiple shows at SXSW in March, we will be touring the U.S. for two months, following the release of Now We Can See on April 7th. We'll be doing festivals in Europe and the U.S. all summer long, followed by a full European tour in the fall... - The Thermals

The Thermals are also playing a late show (11PM doors) at The Bell House in Brooklyn on January 31st before they go to Europe. $12 tickets go on sale this Tuesday at 3PM.

Speaking ot the Bell House, tickets are also still on sale for the Great Lake Swimmers show happening there on January 9th, plus The Mugs are playing there on January 17th and The Forms are playing there on January 18th.

All Thermals dates below...

The Thermals - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 31 - The Bell House, Brooklyn, NYC
Feb 3 - The Cluny Newcastle *
Feb 4 - ABC Glasgow *
Feb 5 - Ritz Manchester *
Feb 6 - Ritz Manchester *
Feb 7 - The Shakespeare Sheffield *
Feb 8 - St Georges Hall Bradford *
Feb 9 - The Lexington London *
Feb 10 - Heaven London *
March - SXSW
April - US Tour
Summer - festivals in Europe & the US

* w/ The Cribs



Comments (24)

Is that the Thermals or the staff of Other Music???

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:37 PM

Whatever to save face.

Posted by LetsBeHonest | January 5, 2009 2:45 PM

21+. good. favorite band. 21+. good.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:46 PM

Let's get this New Year started right!

Posted by drewo | January 5, 2009 2:48 PM

YAY!! bout time they came around!

Posted by sloweducation | January 5, 2009 2:54 PM

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:05 PM

what happened to the other drummer?

Posted by yoga | January 5, 2009 3:08 PM

he was a douche. so he's gone.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:12 PM

lead singer is hot. too bad his music sucks and is just him yelling a lot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:20 PM

Are they still writing the same song over and over again?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:27 PM

I really want to believe they wrote their own press release. It would add some much needed humanization to their ever expanding what do i care end of comment

Posted by Owara Jacksohn | January 5, 2009 3:51 PM

Who is this band? Are they any good?

Posted by jerry yeti | January 5, 2009 6:06 PM

Love the Thermals! The Body, The Blood The Machine still gets heavy rotation around here!

Posted by TWB | January 5, 2009 6:45 PM

i love the thermals. eventhough they all look like parents now.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 6:51 PM

good band that as the above poster mentioned, writes songs that sound very similar.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 6:57 PM

me too. even though a lot of the songs are the same. seriously, 75% of their songs are E, B, G#, C#. pillar of salt and returning to the fold are literally the same exact 6 chords in the same exact order. but, probably the best two thermals songs out there.
theyre such a great band. great lyrics and energy.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 7:06 PM

Band always sucked but I'd love to nestle betwixt the bassists titties for a weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 7:20 PM

Yeah, all their songs sound the same. Good.

Posted by drewo | January 5, 2009 7:40 PM

that's what happens when you're a PUNK band

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 10:14 PM

Saw these guys at Siren. Boring.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 10:41 PM

"songs that sound very similar."

I think that's because they are all performed by the same band. I saw them perform a Built to Spill cover, and it too sounded like it was the Thermals.

Posted by jerry yeti | January 6, 2009 12:13 PM

access code is SALTY

Posted by drewo | January 6, 2009 1:16 PM

Thanks Drewo. Sweet.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2009 10:48 PM

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