The Thermals - Now We Can See LPKill Rock Stars
2009 album from the Indie favorites. Thermal mainstays Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster recorded Now We Can See as a duo, as they did on 2006's the Body, the Blood, the Machine. Foster performed all drums and bass (and sang for the first time on a Thermals record), while Harris sang lead and played guitar. They returned to Oregon City's Supernatural Sound, with John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, Polyphonic Spree) producing. The result is the widest, loudest piece of Alternative/Indie/Punk Rock The Thermals have yet unleashed. Lyrically, The Thermals have managed to move past religion and politics, yet remain joyously obsessed with love and death. Though the subject matter may be dark at times, the lyrics, as well as the melodies, remain as catchy and uplifting as ever.