I don’t know what kind of reception they’ve been getting out there on the road, but The Thermals don’t seem to have made quite as big a splash as they’re accustomed to with their most recent album, Personal Life. The gripe has been that they’ve slowed things down a bit, taken a step away from the more urgent and energetic material they’ve built their name on. It’s a fair point, but it’s also overstated: if every band had half the energy they still have on Personal Life, not to mention the serious songwriting chops, we’d all be much better off.
Anyway, they’re playing Irving Plaza tomorrow night, along with Cymbals Eat Guitars, and they’re offering a 2-for-1 deal on all remaining tickets, which is awesome, unless you already bought two tickets at full price. Anyway, go here to make it happen. The password is FuckinA.