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Watch The Pilot For Amazon’s A History Of Radness, Musical Kids Show Feat. Bethany Cosentino And Henry Rollins

Aside from original grownup shows like Transparent, Amazon Studios is involved with creating a bunch of children’s programming, and the pilot for a series they’ve been working on called A History Of Radness is now available. A History Of Radness is a series focused on some young kids forming their first band. It involves HannahMore »

By: Caitlin White / July 20, 2015 - 10:24 am

Amazon Testing Musical Kids Show Feat. Henry Rollins, Bethany Cosentino, Thermals’ Hutch Harris, & More

Amazon Studios, in addition to producing adult series like Transparent and a bunch of other shows that are nowhere near as good as Transparent, has its hands in a lot of children’s programming, mainly because those do well on-demand when you just want to put something on TV to get your kid to shut u… More »

By: James Rettig / May 11, 2015 - 10:26 am

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 - 2:14 pm

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, FIDLAR, Joey… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 9, 2013 - 6:22 pm

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 Perez’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2013 - 10:39 am

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 streaming the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2013 - 12:23 pm

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 - 1:38 pm

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 by… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

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 - 12:57 pm

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 - 1:00 pm

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 suppress and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2013 - 11:19 am

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 - 12:23 pm

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 photos for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2012 - 5:06 pm

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 see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

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 - 4:47 pm

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 - 9:42 am

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 - 3:58 pm

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 - 10:47 am

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 belong, sounding… More »

By: jessica / June 29, 2010 - 11:44 am

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 Thermals are i… More »

By: brandon / April 5, 2010 - 9:38 am
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