Portland, OR punks The Thermals have debuted "The Sunset," another track from their upcoming sixth album Desperate Ground—you know, the "violent & scary" LP, full of "natural disaster imagery," that the trio recorded in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy. Heavy! Listen to the catchy, punky (and totally Thermals-y) track above.
Frontman Hutch Harris recently told Fuse about recording the LP, out April 16 via the band's new label Saddle Creek, with producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, The Whigs).
"There’s a lot about death and destruction [on the album],” he said. "And it was just so crazy that the storm hit right at the end [of recording]." The band battened down the studio and retreated to Agnello’s Jersey City home. Power was lost and the band sat with Agnello and his family in the dark for the next four days.
"Entire blocks were flooded! In Portland, sh-t like that doesn’t happen," Harris said. "It was so surreal!"