Posts Tagged ‘Carrie Brownstein’

Win two tickets to see The Thermals in Bend!

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Cool: Below is the new video for “I Don’t Believe You” from “Personal Life,” the upcoming album from Portland indie-pop-punk idols The Thermals. It’s a fun clip that stars Carrie Brownstein, she of NPR’s highly readable Monitor Mix blog (when she’s not taking a break from it, as she is now) and a certain trail-blazing rawk trio from the Northwest. Oh, and there’s a very quick cameo at the very end by another well-known Northwest rocker.

Cooler: The Thermals will release “Personal Life” on Sept. 7, although you can get an instant download and some free stuff if you pre-order it now from Kill Rock Stars.

Coolest: On Sept. 8, exactly one day after their new album drops, The Thermals will play the Tower Theatre in Bend as part of the PDXchange Program. Speaking of which …

ICE COLD: We’re giving away two tickets to see The Thermals in Bend! All you have to do is be the first person to leave a comment below identifying that guy in the last six seconds of the video AND tell me your favorite Thermals song, and they’re yours. (You’ll need to be able to pick your tickets up at The Bulletin in Bend. Be sure to leave a real e-mail address so I can get in touch with you.)

Ready … GO!

Quote of the day

Monday, July 27th, 2009

From Carrie Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney:

“I don’t know if Weezer hates its fans or just the (apparently) stifling concept of sincerity, but you should listen to these two new songs if you weren’t already convinced of Weezer’s contempt for music.”

Click that link above to see/hear the songs that prompted her dead-on observation.

And know that, for me, Weezer’s self-titled debut is a desert-island disc, and “Pinkerton” isn’t far behind. I even like the green (self-titled) album. But the turn Rivers Cuomo has taken over the past few years is simply embarrassing, and getting worse.

(Thanks, Idolator.)