Cut of the Day: "Tiny Hands," Forbidden Friends (a.k.a. Hutch Harris)

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Uh, where the hell in Portland does Hutch Harris live? On the new single from the Thermals frontman's solo project Forbidden Friends, released to the Internet today through Kill Rock Stars and Pitchfork, Harris claims to reside on a quiet street "where the temperature is always 75 degrees" and it never rains. It must be the same place where Isaac Brock, the Decemberists and all the city's other uber-successful ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Tuesday Video Special! New Clips From Starfucker and the Thermals


Is it a rule that the best multimedia content always comes in on Tuesday morning? I have to admit, it's nice to wake up and find good stuff like this in my inbox and on the Internet. These two videos are notable for two reasons: 1) Starfucker plays a brand new song (the sugar-coated electropop romp "Mystery Cloud") in its freakin' basement and 2) The Thermals got Lance Bangs to direct a music video ...   More
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hutch Harris Goes Solo with New Project Forbidden Friends (Updated with press release)

The secret that's not quite a secret is finally out: Thermals frontman Hutch Harris has a new solo project called Forbidden Friends! If you're smart enough on Twitter (or know some people in this town) you might have heard a rumor that Harris spent a few weeks in 2010 at Jackpot Studios working on a new band, but the news is official this morning, with word that a 7-inch, "Tiny Hands" b/w "For You," ...   More
Friday, January 14, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Thermals Will Change Your Life

Hutch, Kathy and Westin are back—and this time things are getting personal. As reported this morning on Pitchfork (and previewed here on LocalCut some months back), lovable Portland pop punks the Thermals are set to drop their new record, titled Personal Life, on September 7 via local label Kill Rock Stars. Though it's a rumor that's been floating around for a while—especially if you follow ...   More
Friday, June 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

These Are the Days: MFNW Edition

Here we go again! MusicfestNW is back with a phenomenal five day schedule of music featuring locally and internationally renowned musical artists performing at some of Portland's finest venues. On this edition of These Are the Days, some great tracks from local bands performing at the festival, including tracks from Menomena, Reporter, the Thermals and more. Charge your phones, take your vitamins, ...   More
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 ARYA IMIG


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