The Thermals Sign To Kill Rock Stars, Ready New Album For April

The Thermals Sign To Kill Rock Stars, Ready New Album For April
Following an amicable departure from Sub Pop, fun-loving punkers of the Thermals have announced they’ve inked a deal with Kill Rock Stars. On April 7, the Portland-based indie is scheduled to release the band’s fourth album, which now has the title Now We Can See, with the leadoff seven-inch "When I Died" due out a bit earlier on March tenth.

"Kill Rock Stars pursued us very aggressively and made us a great offer,” the Thermals’ Hutch Harris recently told Pitchfork, adding: "The plan is to sign papers, cash cheque, leak record. Please don't tell them.”

Along with the new label, the Thermals also announced they’ve finally found a new drummer. Westin Glass, who most recently played with Seattle's Say Hi, has joined the group behind the kit and is set to play on their John Congleton-produced follow-up to 2006’s The Body, The Blood, The Machine.

The band have several tour dates set for December; however, none are in Canada. Don’t worry though, if the Thermals don’t have a date yet scheduled for your hometown, Harris says: "There will be massive amounts of shows next year, and the next, for sure.”

For now, here are the shows confirmed so far:

12/4 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
12/5 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
12/6 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
12/12 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Club Festival
12/13 Madrid, Spain - Primavera Club Festival
12/14 London, England - KCLSU
12/16 Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
12/17 Utrecht, Netherlands - Ekko
12/18 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera

The Thermals "Returning to the Fold”