Fresh after the news of The Thermals reissues comes the details of their new album, Desperate Ground which arrives on Apr. 16 via Saddle Creek. It sounds like everything we know and love about The Thermals:
"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," calls out the press materials.
They finished remixing in Hoboken, New Jersey before the hurricane / superstorm Sandy hit, working with producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth). The band with what they're alluding to as multiple shows at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin this Spring.