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.