The Thermals @ the Bell House in January (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
The Thermals

The bad news (for me at least) is that The Thermals aren't playing any of the TBA BrooklynVegan shows at SXSW this year. The good news is they will be there and playing eight others! Maybe not as many as the Mae Shi in 2008, but they will definitely be busy between March 18th and March 21st while in Austin, Texas.

More good news... The Thermals are going on tour with their Kill Rock Stars labelmates The Shakey Hands in April. That includes two nights in a row at Bowery Ballroom - May 8th & 9th. And there is a new 7":

"Now We Can See" is the first single from The Thermals' upcoming CD/LP, Now We Can See, their fourth full-length album, and first for Kill Rock Stars. The "Now We Can See" single also includes the song "My World", plus demo versions of both songs, making side A ("Now We Can See"/"My World") the "hi-fi side", and side B ("Now We Can See (demo)"/"My World (demo)" the "lo-fi (or "no-fi", if yr nasty) side".

This 7" is limited edition AND If you order from Kill Rock Stars directly it will be on the uber limited white vinyl!

Download the song for free, as an MP3, above. All tour dates below...

The Thermals - 2009 Tour Dates
March 18 - 21 Austin, TX (8 SHOWS TOTAL AT SXSW TBA)
March 18 - Austin, TX Red 7 (SXSW)
March 18 - Austin, TX Club Deville (SXSW)
March 19 - Austin, TX Red Eyed Fly (SXSW)
April 19 - Portland, OR Wonder Ballroo
April 10 - Salem, OR The Grand Theater
April 11 - Seattle, WA Neumos
April 22 - Boise, ID Neurolux
April 23 - Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
April 24 - Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
April 25 - Omaha, NE Slowdown
April 26 - Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
April 28 - Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
April 29 - Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
April 30 - Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
May 1 - Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
May 2 - Buffalo, NY Big Orbit's Soundlab
May 3 - Toronto, Ontario Horseshoe Tavern
May 5 - Northampton, MA Pearl Street
May 6 - Portland, ME SPACE Gallery
May 7 - Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs
May 8 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
May 9 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
May 13 - Washington, DC Black Cat
May 14 - Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
May 15 - Charleston, SC The Pourhouse
May 16 - Atlanta, GA Masquerade
May 18 - Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
May 19 - Memphis, TN Hi Tone Cafe
May 20 - Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Club
May 21 - Dallas, TX The Loft
May 22 - Austin, TX Mohawk
May 23 - San Antonio, TX The Warhol
May 26 - Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
May 27 - Los Angeles, CA Troubador
May 30 - San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
May 31 - San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

Apr 22 - May 31 w/ The Shaky Hands

the Shaky Hands - other 2009 Tour Dates
March 18 -- Austin, TX @ Club Deville -- Kill Rock Stars SXSW day party
March 22 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
March 23 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 24 -- Boise, ID @ Neurolux -- w/ Viva Voce
March 28 -- Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater -- w/ Viva Voce