Listen to The Thermals’ ear-splitting new single, “The Sunset”



    The Thermals’ sixth studio album and Saddle Creek debut, Desperate Ground, won’t hit stores until April 16th. Yet the album already has a well-documented reputation for being “loud, fast, dark, and catchy”. Lead cut “Born to Kill” harkened back to the earlier, grittier days of the band’s existence and that aural audacity continues to deafen on their second single, “The Sunset”.

    What’s this one about? “Someone learning to deal with the harsh reality around them,” according to frontman Hutch Harris. As the album’s protagonist, Hutch belts, “Now I feel free to kill! / but I know my shadows, they follow me still / and they probably always will,” and the horrible truths he confronts run cold down your spine. Oh, and it’s loud – like, check-your-headphones’-volume-before-you-hit-“play” loud. So, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

    Check out the song in two ways: the Soundcloud stream below, or the lyric video underneath. The choice is yours.


    Next month, The Thermals will head out on tour supporting Desperate Ground. Consult their itinerary and see when they’re coming near you.

    The Thermals 2013 Tour Dates:
    04/20 – Portland, OR @ Branx
    04/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    04/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
    04/27 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
    05/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
    05/11 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
    05/13 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    05/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
    05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    05/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
    05/21 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
    05/22 – Montrreal, QC @ Il Motore
    05/23 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
    05/24 – New Haven, CT @ Space
    05/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    05/28 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    05/29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    05/30 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    05/31 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
    06/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn