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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 term… More »

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New Thermals Video – “Pillar Of Salt”

This one comes from the Sub Poppers’ recent The Body, The Blood, The Machine; a great record, though we’re still wearing grooves into 2004’s hook-lade…
Amrit Singh | September 6, 2006 - 11:09 am
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Cheapest By The Dozen

Some free MP3s we’ve been digging very much. (I promise we’ll listen to yours soon — tips at stereogum dot com.) Shearwater – “Seventy Four
Scott Lapatine | August 10, 2006 - 3:10 pm
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