The Thermals Announce New Album, 'We Disappear'
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 13:30:16
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Plucky Portland, Oregon trio The Thermals have announced its seventh full-length album, We Disappear, due March 25, 2016 on Saddle Creek Records. It's the band's first album since 2013's Desperate Ground, and the group shared its first song, "Hey You," today, playing below.
We Disappear was produced by Chris Walla (formerly of Death Cab for Cutie) and was recorded in Portland at Kung Fu Bakery (The Shins, Tegan and Sara) and Seattle at The Hall of Justice (Nirvana, Mudhoney). The press release calls it "an authentic, dark, and deeply personal album couched in The Thermals' trademark catchy and boundless pop/rock." Certainly the angsty punk drive of "Hey You" seems to back that up.
In a statement, guitarist Hutch Harris explained, "Technology, love and death are the three obsessions of the record. Our privacy used to be so important to us and now everything has changed - we freely offer once private information about relationships and reveal everything about our day-to-day lives. We're trying to preserve our life digitally so when we're gone people won't forget us. We're using technology to become immortal. You can even set up Facebook and Twitter accounts to continue updating after you die! We Disappear is about how humans fight the inevitable."
The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting tomorrow, January 7, with the instant grat download "Hey You," and is also available on other formats, including a limited run (only 400 copies) of clear vinyl, over at the Saddle Creek online store.
Listen to "Hey You" from The Thermals:
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