The Thermals “Born To Kill” MP3 And Lyric Video; New Album Desperate Ground Out April 16 On Saddle Creek

By on February 13, 2013


On Monday, February 11, SPIN premiered an MP3 of The Thermals new song “Born To Kill” along with a lyric video for the track. The song is from the band’s new album Desperate Ground out April 16 on Saddle Creek. “Born To Kill” is the perfect introduction to The Thermals’ brilliantly sick and twisted new LP Desperate Ground. Uncommonly dark and yet epically fun, the song is an unapologetic ode to a nation of killers, an anthem for a world perpetually at war. “Born To Kill” is the first track on Desperate Ground, and the last song you need to hear before you die.


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 is available now for pre-order at the Saddle Creek Online Store. The album 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.


The Thermals Show Dates


03.01 – San Francisco, CA – Noise Pop (@ Rickshaw Stop)

03.02 – Cupertino, CA @ Homestead Lanes Bowling Alley

03.07 – Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent

03.08 – Clinton, NY @ Beinekie Events Barn @ Hamilton College

03.09 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s

03.13 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Windish SXSW Showcase)

03.13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (Check Yo Ponytail)

04.20 – Portland, OR @ Branx

04.25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos


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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.