Question: if it weren’t for imminent economic catastrophe, would the world be sat on its collective hands right now with a sense of emptiness bouncing off the walls? What else would the fractured masses have to galvanise them? In a musical context, The Thermals find themselves in a similar situation...»
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the thermals certainly love the 90's (think pinkerton, last splash, dookie, mr show), the decade when irony battled sarcasm until they both collapsed upon themselves. 'now we can see' picks up right where the thermals left off, at the end of their last lp, 2006's 'the body, the blood, the machine', when the thermals were either obliterated by nuclear war, or walked the earth as the last living souls, until they dropped dead of quite unnatural causes. 'now we can see' is filled with some of their smartest lyrics and sweetest melodies, and the recording is another great leap in fidelity (you might even called it hi-fidelity), thanks to producer john congleton (explosions in the sky, polyphonic spree), who brought massive amounts of sound and bombastic style to the project. this is also the first release for new label - kill rock stars.
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