Friday, October 26, 2007

The Thermals, Yay

Took me friggin' forever, but I finally got out to a Thermals show at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago this week. My camera's screwed up, so no photos/video. Of course, the set included the single "No Culture Icons" (from the band's first album, More Parts Per Million), alongside a bunch of selections from last year's The Body, The Blood, The Machine--all of which are superior songs, but "No Culture Icons" is still one of the best music videos ever:

The Sub Pop stickers over their mouths are a nice touch.

Chin Up Chin Up opened with a fine set of zig-zagging, pretty melodies, and a rather humble stage presence--hey, not every band can have a Kathy Foster.