July 2011

The Thermals - "Now We Can See"

Musically drawing from the punk tradition, The Thermals explore themes beyond their genre. As far as punk bands go, they're pretty intellectual, constructing concept albums about dystopia and religion's entanglement with the nastier parts of United States policy. These three carry the chill vibe of lo-fi folk-punk but charge it with an amped-up sound. The video for their single "Now We Can See" off of the record of the same name features some adorably dorky dancing from lead vocalist Hutch Harris. Enjoy.