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.