Posted in music | tour dates on January 12, 2010

also, we are mixing our record in TWO WEEKS with CHRIS WALLA! the new working title is "personal life" -The Thermals

The Thermals @ Pitchfork Fest 2k9 (more by Joseph Xu)
The Thermals

The Thermals have announced an April tour with Past Lives which includes a return to NYC. They'll play a show at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, April 20th show (ahem, 4/20), almost a year after their last New York gigs in May '09. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15th at noon.

Before then, the band has some West Coast dates lined up for February with their Kill Rock Star labelmates Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. "We will be playing all the hits, plus a few songs from our next LP, coming later this year," writes Hutch. As it says above, Death Can's Chris Walla is mixing the new album.

Walla and The Thermals have a long history together. Chris mixed The Thermals 1st LP More Parts Per Million (Sub Pop, 2003) and produced their 2nd LP, Fuckin' A (Sub Pop, 2004). The Thermals also supported Death Cab For Cutie on a few tours in 2003 and 2004.
The new record is scheduled to be released by Kill Rock Stars on September 7, 2010.

The Thermals are no stranger to cover songs - they've long worked Built to Spill's "Big Dipper" into their sets, and the band's festival circuit shows last summer extended their covers repertoire to include songs like Green Day's "Basket Case" (video below). The Thermals aren't immune from the cover treatment either. Seattle's School of Rock band played their song "When I Died" at a January 9th concert. That spirited rendition, the Thermals' own cover-band antics and all tour dates are below...

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Seattle School of Rock plays "When I Died" by the Thermals

The Thermals When I Died - SOR Seattle 1-9-10

The Thermals cover "Basket Case", by Green Day @ Pitchfork 2009

The Thermals - "We Were Sick" Live at Berbati's 12/11/09

The Thermals - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 05 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California #
Feb 06 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, California #
Feb 07 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, California #
Feb 09 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California #
Feb 11 Troubador Los Angeles, California #
Feb 12 Lower Sprout Plaza Berkeley, California #
Feb 13 Blank Club San Jose, California #
Mar 7 - Brisbane, Australia @ Lost Weekend Festival
Mar 9 - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
Mar 10 - Armidale, Australia @ TBA
Mar 11 - Wollongong, Australia @ Wollongong University
Mar 12 - Newcastle, Australia @ Newcastle University
Apr 7 - Orlando, FL @ Social - $
Apr 8 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder - $
Apr 9 - Gainesville, FL @ University of Florida - Rion Ballroom - $
Apr 12 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge - $
Apr 13 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle - $
Apr 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church - $
Apr 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar - $
Apr 17 - Hamden, CT @ The Space - $
Apr 18 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East - $
Apr 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl

# w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
$ w/ Past Lives

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Comments (8)

death can

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 9:19 AM

thermals on 4/20 niiiiice

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 9:24 AM

HUTCH!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 9:53 AM

fuck yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 11:45 AM

these guys just make the same album over and over again

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 12:06 PM

just can't get into these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 1:33 PM

One of the most fun live bands for years. I'll admit that their last album was pretty weak though, so hoping this one is better.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2010 7:33 PM

Their stuff is real simple and real fun live. Last show at Bowery was a blast.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2010 12:19 PM

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