Indie rockers The Thermals mix punk fury with literate wit to create edgy, attitude-filled tunes that pack a serious punch. At the band’s shows frontman Hutch Harris hammers outs power chords and kicks each song into overdrive with his kinetic stage presence, live-wire vocals, and angst-driven lyrics. Meanwhile, the rhythm section pushes the tempos into the red with frenetic drum fills and careening basslines that always get ticket buyers riled up. As The Thermals hit fans with an unrelenting string of highlights like “You Will Be Free”, “The Sunset”, and “Pillar of Salt”, audiences are sure to walk away completely floored by the rapid-fire and passionate burst of energy they’ve just witnessed.
Guitarist/vocalist Hutch Harris met bassist and musical kindred spirit Kathy Foster after graduating from high school in San Jose in 1993. Together, the two played in bands like Haelah, Hutch & Kathy, and Urban Legends before relocating to Portland, OR in 1998. After settling in to the City of Roses they started The Thermals in 2002, releasing their self-recorded debut More Parts per Million the following year. Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard championed the album and presented it to the folks at Sub Pop Records, who inked The Thermals to a three-record deal less than six-months after the band’s formation. The Thermals’ 2006 album The Body, The Blood, The Machine garnered praise from outlets like NPR, Pitchfork, and AV Club, helping the band set out on their first headlining tour. The Thermals haven’t looked back since, continuing to deliver high-octane performances and infectious records—including 2016’s We Disappear—to fans everywhere.