The Thermals

Revitalizing a genre well past its expiration date, The Thermals enjoyed a run of several excellent pop-punk records, culminating in last year's vital Now We Can See, a disc that suggested the Portland trio might never run out of steam. On the gro.. Read more

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Tomorrow I'll post my best of the year list, and then this blog will spend the rest of the year highlighting some of my favorite, overlooked albums of the decadethe ones that have been mostly ignored by other decade-end recapsbut first I'd like to.. Read more

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The Thermals' set this afternoon at an Insound day party wasn't short on the band's trademark energy, though it was short a couple of the band's most requested songs. "Pillar of Salt" and "Here's To Your Future" were notably absent from the set li.. Read more

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