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The Thermals

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The Thermals.

The Thermals artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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Hutch Harris of The Thermals performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

May 29, 2011 Speedball punk built around pop craftsmanship, the band's songs careen from strength to strength.

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August 29, 2010 Hear the album of fist-pumping anthems in its entirety until its release on Sept. 7.

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February 16, 2010 Just in time for the Olympics, "Canada" functions as a rapturous celebration of elsewhere.

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March 17, 2009 In "When We Were Alive," The Thermals' members sum up a massive legacy without stopping for breath.

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June 5, 2008 Before playing these five tracks in the car, set the cruise control to something reasonably safe.

December 25, 2006 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with Stephen Thompson, editor for NPR's Song of the D...

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December 20, 2006 Tom Moon looks at this year's under-appreciated gems: the Shadow Classics of the future.

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September 20, 2006 The band makes one of the most honest depictions of religious anxiety in pop music, and it rocks.

February 8, 2006 A Portland tribute to the late Elliott Smith; Remembering guitarist John Fahey; A cool compilati...

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February 16, 2010 Just in time for the Olympics, "Canada" functions as a rapturous celebration of elsewhere.

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March 17, 2009 In "When We Were Alive," The Thermals' members sum up a massive legacy without stopping for breath.

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September 20, 2006 The band makes one of the most honest depictions of religious anxiety in pop music, and it rocks.

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December 25, 2006 Song of the Day's editor picked over thousands of albums in 2006 before settling on 10 favorites.

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