Portland, Oregon art punkers The Thermals are the latest in a staggering list of artists releasing new material in 2013. The trio's sixth studio album, Desperate Ground, will be released April 16th via Saddle Creek Records. It's the band's first album after moving from its longtime label Kill Rock Stars, but from the sound of 'Born To Kill' the departure doesn't seem to have changed much.

Stream 'Born To Kill' below with the Desperate Ground tracklist and upcoming U.S. tour dates listed after.

Desperate Ground Tracklist:

  • 1. Born to Kill
  • 2. You Will Be Free
  • 3. The Sunset
  • 4. I Go Alone
  • 5. The Sword By My Side
  • 6. You Will Find Me
  • 7. Faces Stay With Me
  • 8. The Howl of the Winds
  • 9. Where I Stand
  • 10. Our Love Survives

Thermals Tour Dates:

  • 03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop (Rickshaw Stop)
  • 03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop (Rickshaw Stop)
  • 03/02 – Cupertino, CA @ Homestead Lanes Bowling Alley
  • 03/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ 285 Kent
  • 03/08 – Clinton, NY @ Beinekie Events Barn @ Hamilton College
  • 03/09 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
  • 03/13-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Check Yo Ponytail at Echoplex
  • 03/20 – Portland, OR @ Branx
  • 03/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos