New Thermals, "Now We Can See"

With their fourth album, Now We Can See, coming out in a couple months, The Thermals have released the title track from said record into the world.  "Now We Can See" appears to be a bit of a departure from the band's usual sound- a sort-of hard hitting sophisticated punk that's yelling at you, rather than singing (in a good way, of course).  The new sound lacks the rough nature that fans have grown accustomed to, and instead, embraces a more subdued sound that resembles a mix of a Strokes cover band and radio-friendly hippie rock.  Still, lead singer Hutch Harris preaches away above the catchy background.  After a few more listens, I suppose I'll make my final judgement.  Until then, enjoy the track below, courtesy of Stereogum.  Now We Can See is out April 7th, via Kill Rock Stars.

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