The Thermals return to Billings

The Thermals (photo by Westin Glass)
The Thermals (photo by Westin Glass)

Portland lo-fi pop punkers and newly signed Kill Rock Stars band The Thermals return to Billings Sept. 27 to promote their latest record, “Personal Life.”

Slated for a Sept. 7 release on Kill Rock Star, “Personal Life” features the talents of singer/guitarist Hutch Harris, bassist Kathy Foster and newly added drummer Westin Glass in the band’s fifth release since forming in 2002.

Sticking true to their lo-fi sounds, Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla recorded the Thermals live (for the most part) to 2″ tape and mixed the album to tape as well.

Walla mixed the first Thermals LP, More Parts Per Million, circa 2003, and he produced their second LP Fuckin’ A from 2004.

The band is scheduled to stop at the Railyard Ale House on Sept. 27 with guests TBA. Tickets, $10 in advance or $12 at the door, are available at Ernie November, Rimrock Mall, 800-514-ETIX, or online at

Listen to I Don’t Believe You from the upcoming album at

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