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Photos: Project Pabst 2014

It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, GZA, Speedy Ortiz, and more. It also included some local heroes such as Shabazz Palaces and Red Fang. We sent photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 29, 2014

Photos: Musicfest NW 2013

This past weekend Portland held Musicfest NW 2013, which had a pretty sweet line-up. Many of the bands playing have been doing incredible things on the festival circuit this summer and our photographer Colin McLaughlin captured a great deal of them. Above are his photos of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Neko Case, Earth,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013

The Thermals – “The Sunset” Video

In Portland punks the Thermals' video for "The Sunset," the second single from their new album Desperate Ground, badass bassist Kathy Foster gets a star turn. She plays a boxer training for a big fight with, as far as I can tell, the camera operator, and she also gives us her version of Rosie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2013

Stream The Thermals Desperate Ground

Portland trio the Thermals have been cranking out urgent, strident, catchy-as-all-hell pogo-punk anthems for more than a decade now, and recent jams like "Born To Kill" and "The Sunset" show absolutely no signs that they're showing down. Their album Desperate Ground lands next week, and you can give yourself a quick energy-jolt by… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2013

Turntable Inteview: The Thermals

Since 2002, the Thermals have crafted raucous, ebullient post-pop-punk tunes that are ridiculously catchy and singularly intense. Over the years, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and -- for the last few albums -- Westin Glass, have honed their craft from their homebase in Portland, Oregon, releasing five records filled with thoughtful, driving, and brash songs. Their… More »

By: Melissa Locker / April 4, 2013

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it -- ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013

The Thermals – “The Sunset”

"The Sunset" is the Thermals' follow-up to Desperate Ground-first single "Born To Kill." The track is much more self-reflective than "Born To Kill" but is still packed with the same anthemic energy that post-pop punk demands. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 28, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Increasingly, this is a weird column to write, since the list of things that fall under "music video" parameters includes big-budget extravaganzas, weird little no-money larks, clips of people's kids, stitched-together performance footage, barely-disguised product-placement commercials, and bits of barely-edited stock footage. Since all of these things can be pretty great on their own term… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 22, 2013

The Thermals – “Born To Kill” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Heroic Portland punk power trio the Thermals will release their new album Desperate Ground next month, and they've just given us the self-directed video for the anthemic first single "Born To Kill." The video stars frontman Hutch Harris as a wild-eyed lunatic and the other two Thermals as mysterious government types who brutally suppre… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013

The Thermals – “Born To Kill”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013

Northside 2012 In Photos

Northside registered some memorable moments this year, from Kitty Pryde living the meme at Knitting Factory to a sold out Cameo Lounge for Stereogum's showcase (hat tip to Guards, for winning the night -- and the fest's -- breakout act honors). Photographer wagz2it roved the north Williamsburgian terrain and assembled a spread of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2012

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011

The Thermals – “Not Like Any Other Feeling” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Thermals' video for "Not Like Any Other Feeling" has a charming lo-fi look to it, from the chalk-drawn sets to the cardboard television set. According to the band, the video took six months to film in Seattle and Bellingham Washington. The animations were drawn onto a giant piece of a wall surrounding the Sound… More »

By: jessica / March 3, 2011

The Thermals – “Never Listen To Me”

Here's another one from The Thermals's latest, Personal Life. It's the second single (after "I Don't Believe You"), and it'll be available on 7-inch on 10/19. More »

By: jessica / September 22, 2010

Thermals Cover Weezer

Weezer alert: the Thermals, a band that is not Weezer, covered Weezer's "My Name Is Jonas" at their show in Bend, Oregon last night. They played it as part of the band's encore, because it's a crowd-pleaser. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 9, 2010

The Thermals – “I Don’t Believe You” Video

Carrie Brownstein stars in this funny video for Personal Life single "I Don't Believe You." Directed by Whitey McConnaughy, who has also directed videos for Band Of Horses and the Gossip. Watch until the end for the twist:… More »

By: jessica / August 23, 2010

The Thermals- “I Don’t Believe You”

As we mentioned, Kill Rock Stars will release the Thermals's new record, Personal Life in September. Its first single, "I Don't Believe You," will be out on August 10th as a 7" and download. Back in February the Thermals released their feel-good Canada tribute, "Canada." This track puts the band back where they… More »

By: jessica / June 29, 2010

The Thermals – “Separate”

The Thermals' saccharine, Winter Olympics-boosting paeon to the Great White North didn't win the band any medals, though it'd work OK as a theme song for a Canadian kids show. The sturdier "Separate" comes from the band's Record Store Day split 7" with the Cribs. Take a listen at MySpace. Also: The… More »

By: brandon / April 5, 2010

The Thermals – “Canada”

This week the world turns its attention to our northernly neighbor for Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics. Not everyone's enthused. While the Thermals' one-off ode to Canada has no direct relation or reference to the world's most celebrated international pissing contest, that pissing contest is having its Opening Ceremonies in three days, and as if… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 9, 2010

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys' virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to wi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009
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