DOWNLOAD: The Thermals - I Don't Believe You (MP3)
The Thermals @ Brooklyn Bowl in April (more by Andrew Frisicano)
The Thermals will release a new album entitled "Personal Life" on September 7th via Kill Rock Stars...
"For their upcoming album Personal Life, The Thermals re-teamed with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie). Walla and The Thermals have a long history together - Chris mixed the first Thermals LP (More Parts Per Million, 2003) and produced their second LP (Fuckin' A, 2004). Walla brought his signature brand of crisp, shiny pop production to Personal Life, as he has done for records by Tegan and Sara and Telekinesis, to name just a few. Personal Life was recorded to 2" tape and mixed to 1/2" tape, and vinyl enthusiasts will be happy to know the vinyl was mastered straight from tape, with no computers involved.Download that track for free above.
Sonically, Personal Life continues the Thermals tradition of high-energy punk/power/pop while also exploring darker, more introspective territory. Lyrically, Personal Life obsesses over love and lies with the same passion The Thermals have reserved for politics and death in the past.
The lead-off single from Personal Life, "I Don't Believe You" will be released as a 7" and digitally by Kill Rock Stars on August 10th, 2010."
September is also when the Portland band will start playing shows again including a pre-tour performance at the Bumbershoot Festival, and a during-tour show at Irving Plaza in NYC on October 13th. That show, like many on the tour, is with Cymbals Eat Guitars who just played Siren Fest and Irving Plaza before that (weird for an "indie" band to play there even once these days). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Monday at noon.
All dates below....
Thermals - 2010 Tour Dates
09.06 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09.08 - Bend, OR @ The Tower Theatre
09.09 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Music Fest Northwest)
09.12 - Portland, OR @ Kennedy School (You Who Kids Show)
09.25 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo *
09.26 - Spokane, WA @ The Seaside
09.27 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard Ale House
09.29 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
09.30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
10.01 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill #
10.02 - Madison, WI @ The Annex #
10.03 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
10.04 - Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's #
10.06 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
10.07 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern #
10.08 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
10.09 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace #
10.10 - Ithaca, NY @ Castaways #
10.12 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
10.13 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza #
10.14 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
10.15 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
10.17 - Mt. Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern #
10.19 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt #
10.20 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
10.21 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree #
10.22 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
10.23 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
10.24 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #
10.28 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
10.29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10.30 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
* with Japandroids
# with Cymbals Eat Guitars