Published Nov 17, 2008Following an amicable departure from Sub Pop, fun-loving punkers of the Thermals have announced theyve inked a deal with Kill Rock Stars. On April 7, the Portland-based indie is scheduled to release the bands 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 theyve 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 2006s The Body, The Blood, The Machine.
The band have several tour dates set for December; however, none are in Canada. Dont worry though, if the Thermals dont 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