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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 »

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 »

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 terms… More »

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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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2013 - 12:23 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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 28, 2013 - 12:57 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…
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…
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
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
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
brandon | April 5, 2010 - 9:38 am
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