Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Now We Can See New Thermals UK Dates

My thinking is if we blog about them enough times they will sign to STA. We'll see.

STA live show veterans The Thermals' 4th album
Now We Can See came out on Monday and the band will be playing the following newly announced UK dates in June.

14 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
15 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
16 - Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Petes
17 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
18 - Belfast, Ireland @ Auntie Annies
19 - Dublin, Ireland @ Academy 2
21 - Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
22 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 3
23 - London, UK @ Cargo
24 - Brighton, UK @ Freebutt

Thermal mainstays Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster recorded Now We Can See as a duo, as they did on 2006's The Body, The Blood, The Machine. Foster performed all drums and bass (and sang for the first time on a Thermals record), while Harris sang lead and played guitar. They returned to Oregon City's Supernatural Sound (where TBTBTM was tracked), with John Congleton (Explosions In The Sky, Polyphonic Spree) producing. The result is the widest, loudest piece of alternative/indie/punk rock The Thermals have yet unleashed. Lyrically, The Thermals have managed to move past religion and politics (having just about over-done them on TBTBTM), yet remain joyously obsessed with love and death. Though the subject matter may be dark at times, the lyrics, as well as the melodies, remain as catchy and uplifting as ever.

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