The Thermals are a post-pop-punk trio from pre-Portlandia-Portland, Oregon. The band was formed in 2002 and has since released five records and toured fifteen countries. The Thermals' sixth LP and debut for Saddle Creek, Desperate Ground, was produced by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Hoboken, NJ. Agnello and The Thermals completed the record and evacuated the studio just hours before Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey, a fate quite fitting when you consider the product.
God reached his hand down from the sky
He flooded the land and he set it afire
He said fear me again and know I'm your father
And remember that no one can breathe underwater
So bend your knees and bow your heads