The long-running, hard-pogoing Portland punk trio the Thermals will drop their new album Desperate Ground in a couple of months, and first single is a righteous rager called “Born To Kill,” an anthemic call-to-arms that ends in less than two minutes. It’s not like this band ever got pretentious, even at their most ambitious, but this still qualifies as a back-to-basics move. I’m not sure why the song needed a lyric video; Hutch Harris isn’t the sort of singer whose words you ever have trouble making out. But the song has one anyway, and you can check it out below.
Desperate Ground is out 4/16 on Saddle Creek.