Tag Archives: The Thermals

Live Review: The Thermals w/ Unnatural Helpers & White Fang @ Neumo’s 1/21

After attending a show early last week that was said to be sold out on the Neumo’s website, I expected roughly the same volume of people to be at the The Thermals concert last Friday night. Through its sheer energy, the crowd felt as if it were double the “sold out” I experienced last week,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, January 17 AURELIO with Garifuna Soul @ The Triple Door KEXP’s Best Ambiance DJ Jon Kertzer released the first record on his new label and Sub Pop imprint Next Ambiance last year in Bassekou Kouyate’s I Speak Fula. The label’s next release will come from Aurelio Martinez, who in addition to being one ofRead more…

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Bumbershoot Photos from Monday 9/6/10

The third and final day of Bumbershoot 2010 was just as exciting as the first! Sunday brought great indie bands (Surfer Blood, BOAT, The Clientele, Japandroids and The Thermals), vintage soul from Booker T., Canadian heavy metal from Anvil and a whole lot more from Kings Go Forth, Trampled By Turtles, Angelique Kidjo, Bobby BareRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge videos: Monday

From the final day of our broadcast from the Music Lounge during the 40th anniversary of the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival — check out the melodic orchestral pop of Ra Ra Riot, the stripped down and soulful sound of The Moondoggies, the seductive and tantalizing rhythms of Bomba Estéreo, and the high-energy punch ofRead more…

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Out This Week 9/7

Paul and Sam from Interpol stopped by the Morning Show with John Richards last Friday to talk about the new album — their fourth and self-titled — which is in stores today! Also, topping this week’s list of new releases is Portland trio The Thermals, who lit up the Music Lounge yesterday during KEXP’s broadcastRead more…

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Bumbershoot Music Lounge: The Thermals

The Thermals’ new album Personal Life is so accurately named you’ll almost find it hilarious if you’re a fan. It’s a relationship-song LP, a million miles away from the political rants-and-riffs of debut More Parts Per Million and the spiritual rants-and-rage of The Body, The Blood, The Machine. But it still shows the same passionRead more…

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Your Unofficial and Incomplete Guide to Bumbershoot – Monday

A number of great artists will be finishing off the festival on Monday. Bumbershoot really out-did themselves this year with such a deep and well-rounded lineup. Weather be damned! Here’s a little run down: BOBBY BARE JR. (12:30-1:30 – Broad Street Stage) From Tennessee, Bobby Bare Jr., is not surprisingly and quite obviously the sonRead more…

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Song of the Day: The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by AfternoonRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

LCD Soundsystem are streaming their entire new album over at their website. This choice may or may not have been influenced by leaks of a bunch of tracks from This Is Happening, the highly anticipated third album from the band. It’s being released May 18th on DFA/Virgin Records. They’ll be playing Sasquatch May 30th andRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Congrats to Phoenix, this year’s Grammy winners for Alternative Music Album with Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The French quartet, who were live on KEXP just over a week ago, beat out stiff competition of David Byrne and Brian Eno‘s Everything That Happens Will Happen Today and Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ It’s Blitz!, among others. Most of theRead more…

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