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Thermals At 10 Years: New Album, Vintage Reissues

By: Spacelab Research Staff
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January 28, 2013

It's been 10 full years since Portland post-punks The Thermals released their first Sub Pop album More Parts Per Million. To celebrate (READ: ca$h in) they're reissuing the album plus all of their others: Fuckin' A, and The Body, The Blood, The Machine on limited edition color vinyl on Mar. 5. This is all in the runup to a new full length album from the band and a set of shows happening this year, including SXSW in Austin, TX.

The always feist band offered some words on the ordeal: “Don't call it a comeback! They've been here for years. But in this (hopefully) foul year of our Lord, 2013, The Thermals are indeed returning. With a vengeance. They will soon release their 6th LP, and again set about touring the world with an endless supply of wit and energy. But first, Sub Pop Records (who discovered and "broke" The Thermals way back in 2003) proudly announces the reissuing of The Thermals' first three classic LP's - More Parts Per Million, Fuckin' A, and The Body, The Blood, The Machine (as well as the rare "No Culture Icons" 7".) These records have been unavailable on vinyl for some time, and are now back in limited color editions!

These iconic, enduring collections of incredibly listenable songs will be re-released on March 5, 2013. The date is EXACTLY ten years since the release of More Parts Per Million, The Thermals' blistering no-fi debut. Whew, ten years? Do you feel old? The Thermals don't. But then again, they sleep in a "holy bed" brand hyper-baric/-bolic chamber. You know, like Jacko did.

Sub Pop and The Thermals hope vinyl enthusiasts everywhere enjoy these terrific records. Sit back, drop the needle, and let The Thermals take you back to a time of wonder and innocence, a time when indie rockers still shaved their faces, and you had to actually go into a store if you wanted to steal a record.”

The Thermals will find their way back this year with a new full length album, one that they finished remixing in Hoboken, New Jersey before the hurricane / superstorm Sandy hit. They worked with producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth) and the as-of-yet untitled album will see the light of day this year, as will the band with what they're alluding to as multiple shows at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin this Spring.

As for the new album, they're calling it "Everything Thermals fans know and love about this band. It's like a cross between two of our best-known and -loved records, More Parts Per Million and The Body, The Blood, The Machine. It's loud, fast, incredibly scary and undeniably catchy."

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