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The Thermals Announce North American Tour Dates

7/30/2010

The Thermals have announced North American tour dates this fall in support of Personal Life due September 7, 2010 on Kill Rock Stars. It's been a busy few years for The Thermals! Since signing with beloved Northwest indie label Kill Rock Stars in 2009, The Thermals have released one LP (Now We Can See), three singles ("Now We Can See," "We Were Sick" "Canada") and two split singles (with their friends The Cribs and Thao With The Get Down Stay Down). They toured Europe five times, the U.S. six times, and even went to CHINA and ate a chicken's foot. The Thermals' career has become a metaphor for their live show - exuberantly fast-paced and fun, with no signs of slowing down any time soon.thermals

For their upcoming album Personal Life, The Thermals re-teamed with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie). Walla and The Thermals have a long history together - Chris mixed the first Thermals LP (More Parts Per Million, 2003) and produced their second LP (Fuckin' A, 2004). Walla brought his signature brand of crisp, shiny pop production to Personal Life, as he has done for records by Tegan and Sara and Telekinesis, to name just a few. Personal Life was recorded to 2" tape and mixed to 1/2" tape, and vinyl enthusiasts will be happy to know the vinyl was mastered straight from tape, with no computers involved.

Sonically, Personal Life continues the Thermals tradition of high-energy punk/power/pop while also exploring darker, more introspective territory. Lyrically, Personal Life obsesses over love and lies with the same passion The Thermals have reserved for politics and death in the past.

The lead-off single from Personal Life, "I Don't Believe You" will be released as a 7" and digitally by Kill Rock Stars on August 10th, 2010. You can download the track here:

http://krs5rc.com/krs/bands/thermals/audio/IDontBelieveYou.mp3

THE THERMALS TOUR DATES
09.06 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09.08 - Bend, OR @ The Tower Theatre
09.09 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Music Fest Northwest)
09.12 - Portland, OR @ Kennedy School (You Who Kids Show)
09.25 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo *
09.26 - Spokane, WA @ The Seaside
09.27 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard Ale House
09.29 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
09.30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
10.01 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill #
10.02 - Madison, WI @ The Annex #
10.03 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
10.04 - Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's #
10.06 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
10.07 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern #
10.08 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom #
10.09 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace #
10.10 - Ithaca, NY @ Castaways #
10.12 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
10.13 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza #
10.14 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
10.15 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
10.17 - Mt. Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern #
10.19 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt #
10.20 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
10.21 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree #
10.22 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
10.23 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
10.24 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #
10.28 - Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
10.29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10.30 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux

* with Japandroids
# with Cymbals Eat Guitars

*Photo by Alicia J. Rose
 

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