The Thermals don't knock every song out of the park, but when they do get a hold of one, they can create quite the adrenaline rush. Their new single, "I Don't Believe You" will make you happy you still care about music. It marries a perfect power pop riff to many glorious oh-oh-oh's, adds snotty lyrics to Hutch Harris' eternally teenage yelp, and tops it off with an exhilarating refrain that makes clear the belief defecit belonging to the ever-popular you.
Has anyone else noticed the vocal similarity bewtween The Thermal's Hutch Harris and the late, lamented Pooh Sticks' Hue Pooh?
The Pooh Sticks - "Young People"
"I Don't Believe You" will be available as a 7" single or digitial download (with b-side "There's Nothing You Can't Learn") on August 10th. Their new album, Personal Life, lands September 7th. Both on Kill Rock Stars.