The Thermals are an indie rock band from Portland, Oregon. But who isn't an indie band from Portland these days? The novelty-tinged charm that used to go with repping the Rose City has diminished over the years. The Thermals, however, never quite bought into the clichés attached to so many of their Pacific Northwest colleagues. For starters, neither singer Hutch Harris nor drummer Westin Glass sport fuzzy, months-old beards. Breaking from tradition yet again, Kathy Harris is the band's bassist — a rare but very welcome female in the usually male-dominated indie rock world. Oh, and they're not adding weird instruments every album, either. Over their five-record (and counting) career,... More >>>