The Thermals

The Thermals are a post-pop-punk trio from pre-Portlandia-Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2002 and has since released five records and toured fifteen countries. The Thermals' sixth LP and debut for Saddle Creek, Desperate Ground will be released April 16. The album was produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Hoboken, NJ. Agnello and The Thermals completed the record and evacuated the studio just hours before Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, a fate quite fitting when you consider the product. Desperate Ground is a true scrappy and scratchy return-to-form for The Thermals, with all the raw power and unhinged adolescent energy that made their early LP's so insanely enjoyable. Lyrically, Desperate Ground is a brash and irresponsible ode to human violence, a black celebration of the inevitability of war and death. A dark and yet joyous affair, Desperate Ground tells the (murky) tale of a lone rogue in the night. One man, one path, one sword. An unceasing urge to destroy. A never-ending battle against the forces of nature. A destiny impossible to avoid.

The Thermals are Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster and Westin Glass.

Hop Along is Frances Quinlan, Mark Quinlan, Tyler Long, and Joe Reinhart. The band, often described simply as playing the style of alternative rock, resides in the great city of Philadelphia.

Get Disowned (2012) is their first full-length release. It was made piece by piece, over the course of two years, in an inhabited warehouse in North Philadelphia.

High kicking, boisterous Philadelphians.

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The Thermals with Hop Along, Cayetana

Saturday, May 25 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM at Union Transfer