The Thermals will make their Saddle Creek debut with their sixth studio album, Desperate Ground, due out April 16th.
Produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth), the 10-track album is “a true scrappy and scratchy return-to-form” that “tells the (murky) tale of a lone rogue in the night,” as their press release notes. Consult the tracklist and the band’s upcoming tour docket below.
In related news, Sub Pop will reissue the band’s first three albums — 2003’s More Parts Per Million, 2004’s Fuckin’ A, and 2006’s The Body, The Blood, The Machine – on limited edition colored vinyl come March 5th. Fun, no?
Desperate Ground Tracklist:
01. Born to Kill
02. You Will Be Free
03. The Sunset
04. I Go Alone
05. The Sword By My Side
06. You Will Find Me
07. Faces Stay With Me
08. The Howl of the Winds
09. Where I Stand
10. Our Love Survives
The Thermals 2013 Tour 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
03/13-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Check Yo Ponytail at Echoplex