The Thermals Live Review in Boston Phoenix, 5.11.09

Posted on May 15, 2009


Live review of a supremely sweaty Thermals show downstairs at the Middle East.

“It would have been nice to hear them go all-out with the hyper-slow (for the Thermals, that is) “Bottom of the Sea” from the new Now We Can See. Its five-minute dirge would have seemed downright epic here, but oh well. When they played the barely more up-tempo “We Dissolve,” eyes throughout the crowd began to glaze over anyway (ditto on the cover of Nirvana’s “Sappy”), so maybe they were right to stick to the brimstone and the rave-ups.”

Entire review at the Phoenix here.