The Thermals’ “The Sunset” MP3 & Lyric Video Desperate Ground Out April 16 On Saddle Creek Spring Tour Dates Announced

By on March 30, 2013


Consequence Of Sound has premiered an MP3 of The Thermals new single “The Sunset,” along with a lyric video for the track. In the cold, sweeping darkness of The Thermals’ upcoming LP Desperate Ground, “The Sunset” is an obvious ray of light. Like the sun itself, the song is wide, warm, and more than a little dangerous at close range. It is the story of a man with only shadows for friends and only memories for food. Like many Thermals tracks, the song is loud, catchy, and more than a little paranoid. And although the lyrics appear bleak at times, there is great hope to be found in the song, and great joy as well.

The Thermals’ sixth LP and debut for Saddle Creek, Desperate Ground will be released April 16. 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 just announced a spring tour in support of Desperate Ground. The band has a hometown CD release show planned for April 20 at Branx and will make stops in major cities including New York, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C. and more.


04.20 – Portland, OR @ Branx

04.25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

04.26 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune

04.27 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo

05.10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

05.11 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

05.13 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

05.14 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

05.15 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill

05.16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

05.17 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch

05.18 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

05.19 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf

05.21 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe

05.22 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

05.23 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair

05.24 – New Haven, CT @ Space

05.25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

05.28 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

05.29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

05.30 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

05.31 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

06.01 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn


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