Portland pop-punks the Thermals have signed on with Saddle Creek for their upcoming sixth LP, Desperate Ground, due out April 16. After spending the early 2000s on Sub Pop, the band had been with Kill Rock Stars since 2009. The Thermals now unify a personal history with the Omaha label that includes Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster hosting the first Bright Eyes show in Portland back in 1999 and the band touring with Cursive and Ladyfinger.
 
Check out a classic Thermals tune and take a look at their tour dates and the Desperate Ground tracklist below.
 

 
Tour Dates For The Thermals:
03/01 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop (Noise Pop)
03/02 – Cupertino, CA – Homestead Lanes Bowling Alley
03/07 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent
03/08 – Clinton, NY – Beinekie Events Barn (Hamilton College)
03/09 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
03/13 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex (Check Yo Ponytail)
 
Tracklist For Desperate Ground:
01. Born To Kill
02. You Will Be Free
03. The Sunset
04. I Go Alone
05. The Sword By My Side
06. You Will Find Me
07. Faces Stay With Me
08. The Howl Of The Winds
09. Where I Stand
10. Our Love Survives