The Thermals have announced a December tour in support of their new album Desperate Ground out now on Saddle Creek. The Thermals said, “”Florida, we are coming from you! a whole week in December devoted to only your lovely state. All upcoming shows are with Beach Day.
The Thermals are a post-pop-punk trio from pre-Portlandia-Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2002 and has since released five records and toured fifteen countries. The Thermals’ sixth LP and debut for Saddle Creek, Desperate Ground was produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Hoboken, NJ. Agnello and The Thermals completed the record and evacuated the studio just hours before Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, a fate quite fitting when you consider the product. Desperate Ground is a true scrappy and scratchy return-to-form for The Thermals, with all the raw power and unhinged adolescent energy that made their early LP’s so insanely enjoyable. Lyrically, Desperate Ground is a brash and irresponsible ode to human violence, a black celebration of the inevitability of war and death. A dark and yet joyous affair, Desperate Ground tells the (murky) tale of a lone rogue in the night. One man, one path, one sword. An unceasing urge to destroy. A never-ending battle against the forces of nature. A destiny impossible to avoid.
Upcoming Thermals shows:
12.05 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive
12.06 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
12.07 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
12.09 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
12.10 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
12.11 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
12.12 – West Palm BeachFL @ Respectable Street
12.13 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
* all shows with Beach Day