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 interrogate him. The band clearly used a lot of fake blood in the making of this one. Below, watch the video and check out the band’s tour dates; their show is absolutely one you should go see if it’s anywhere near you.

Those dates:

4/20 – Portland, OR @ Branx
4/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
4/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
4/27 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
5/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
5/11 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/13 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
5/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
5/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
5/21 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
5/22 – Montrreal, QC @ Il Motore
5/23 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
5/24 – New Haven, CT @ Space
5/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/28-29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/30 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/31 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

Desperate Ground is out 4/16 on Saddle Creek.

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