Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Thermals: Pillar of Salt

This is a killer band from Portland that I've been listening to for a week and a day. Nell loves them too. If you need a little more convincing, they are a Sub Pop Records, the former home of Sleater-Kinney, and current home of The Postal Service, Wolf Parade, Low, and Iron and Wine, to name a few.

Check out the description of The Thermals' 2006 album, The Boby, the Blood, the Machine:

"Envision the United States as governed by a fascist Christian state, and then focus on the need (and means) to escape. The Thermals did just that and out came The Body, The Blood, The Machine."

Plus, The Thermals features the best thing any band can have: a female bassist. Awesome!

Here is the video from "Pillar of Salt", a good tune that precedes Nell's favorite on the album.


Blogger Chris said...

Female bassist are more common thatn you think. Smashing Pumpkins and White Zombie both had them off the top of my head. And thats not even looking at all girl bands.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Fishfrog said...

White Zombie had a female bassist? That I did not know.

And no matter how common, female bassists are totally awesome.

2:03 PM  

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