The Thermals

22 Mar

Like that sullen kid in high school who was aggressively straight edge and pissed off because no one else knew what it meant, the one who deliberately got every question wrong on the ACT because it’s harder than getting every question right, like Minor Threat 25 years earlier (jeez, is it already that long?), The Thermals have something to say and they want to make sure you don’t miss it. Offering loud, sloppy, aggressive “post-pop-punk” as they like to call it, this Portland band’s brand of anti-establishment, high-octane anger is gaining so much ground it made The New York Times a few weeks ago. The top two tracks below are from their most recent effort, The Body, The Blood, The Machine, recorded by Fugazi’s Brendan Canty. (See, there is a Minor Threat connection.)

Here’s Your Future [MP3, 2.8MB, 160kbps]
A Pillar of Salt [MP3, 3.3MB, 160kbps]
How We Know [MP3, 4.5MB, 192kbps]
A Stare Like Yours [MP3, 3.8MB, 192kbps]
No Culture Icons [MP3, 2.1MB, 128kbps]

  • thehowlfactor

    Excellent post once again Joe. I was thinking about recommending these guys and 3Hive beat me to it. I am constantly amazed how I think of a band that would make a good 3Hiver and they’re already here. Keep up the excellent work.

  • Alice

    Thanks for posting this, I like it alot – nice and loud with something to say.

  • Garret

    Oh man do I love The Thermals. In addition to the INCREDIBLE Body, Blood and Machine, everyone should pick up Fuckin’ A too. Great work by these guys.

  • rick e. reese

    Yay, I love this band! I'm so tired of the same crappy "punk". These guys aren't boring for once…