Video Interview: Crate Digging With The Thermals
  • TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

  • Posted by: David Pitz

With their latest offering Personal Life, The Thermals trade familiar barbs on politics, religion and the like for some slightly unexpected musings on love and relationships. Less angsty, though no less exciting, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and Westin Glass use the record to crack open their lives to the listeners just a bit. So what was our response to the band's sudden candor on record? ? Well, we made the band hang out with us in real life...we made The Thermals take us shopping!

Records, vintage clothing, Williamsburg...the conditions were perfect when the band swung through town a few weeks back. Meeting up with the band for some good old fashioned crate digging at Sound Fix Records in Brooklyn, the band dish on album artwork, and discuss a few of their current tour favorites. What we learned? Apparently the band are the opposite of indie music snobs. They only pay attention to the most popular, commercial stuff going. Oh, and Radiohead are terrible...sort of.

Have a look at part one of our adventures with The Thermals. Then come back Thursday afternoon when the band turns their attention from music to their incredibly sassy style. Hilarity will most assuredly ensue.

...Watch The Exclusive Interview


The Thermals On Tour
MAY 2011
28 - George, WA @ SASQUATCH FESTIVAL
31 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

June 2011
1 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
2 - Nashville, TN @ The End (18 plus)
3 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade*
4 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone*
5 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room*
7 - Tampa, FL @ Czar Imperial Ballroom*
8 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues* (18 plus)
10 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon (18 plus)
11 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's*
12 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues*
14 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater*
15 - Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box*
16 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues* (21 plus)
17 - Hollywood, CA @ The Music Box*
18 - Oakland, CA @ The Fox*
20 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue*
21 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater* (16 plus)
22 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont*
23 - St Louis, MO @ Pageant*
24 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater*
25 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater* (18 plus)
26 - Chicago, IL @ Green Music Festival - 1600 N. Damen Ave
28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*
29 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5*
30 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
* = w/ Matt and Kim
ALL SHOWS ARE ALL AGES unless otherwise noted.

July 2011
01 - Brooklyn, NY, The Bellhouse
29 - Grossefehn (Germany), Omas Teich Festival
30 - Dortmund (Germany), Juicy Beats Festival
31 - Kutna Hora (Czech Republic), GASK Creepy Teepee Festival

August 2011
05 - Freising (Germany), Prima Leben Und Stereo Festival
06 - Liege (Belgium), Micro Festival
07 - Stuttgart (Germany), Universum
08 - Heidelberg (Germany), Halle01
10 - Celje (Slovenia), Kino Metropol
11 - Sibenik (Croatia), Terraneo Festival
13 - Feldkirch (Austria), Poolbar Festival

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