plus Big Troubles / EULA
Friday, Jul 01, 2011 8:00 PM EDT
The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
Over the course of seven years and four LP's, The Thermals have tackled a variety of subjects with no small amount of passion and fervor. Religion, politics, death, these are some heavy themes! Yet The Thermals have irreverently run roughshod over these topics with excesses of moxie and gusto, the likes of which the post/punk/pop/power/etc. community had never before seen! Now, for their fifth LP, The Thermals have battled (and perhaps even conquered!) the deepest and darkest of all popular art themes- love.
Personal Life is about relationships. It's about the concept of a connection between two people - making it, breaking it, and faking it.
"Phantom" is a new song from Ridgewood, N.J., lo-fi ragamuffins Big Troubles, one that actually does away with the lo-fi tag completely. That's because the power-pop outfit, as part of non-profit Weathervane Music's series Shaking Through, were able to record in the song in a Philly studio with a team of engineers at their side. -- Pitchfork Forkcast
"...EULA is so filled with elements of pop and punk and blaring rock that it’s amazing any of them still have eardrums left to help keep them in tune..." - Fensepost