The Thermals is an independent American rock band from Portland, Oregon. The trio is signed on the independent label Sub Pop. In 2006, The Thermals was composed of Hutch Harris (voice and guitar), Kathy Foster (bass) and Lorin Coleman (drums), the latter having replaced the original drummer Jordan Hudson.
It is reported in March 2006 that the band refused to allow its song It's Trivia to be used in a Hummer commercial in exchange for $ 50,000.
The Thermals assemble in 2002 with Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster, former group mates, and more specifically with the folk duo Hutch and Kathy. Their first album, More Parts per Million, was released in 2003 at Sub Pop Records. The album is recorded and played in its entirety by Hutch Harris, who played all the instruments. The first training includes Harris with Kathy Foster on bass, Jordan Hudson (with Mr. Ward and The Operacycle) on drums and Ben Barnett on guitar. The following album, Fuckin A, is mixed by Death Cab for Cutie member Chris Walla.
Their third album, The Body, The Blood, The Machine, helps the band become popular, appear in more album lists in 2006 established by media such as NPR, The A.V. Club and Pitchfork. Jordan Hudson leaves the band during the recording of the third album. Kathy Foster is in charge of studio percussion, which Lorin Coleman will be touring. The album is produced by Brendan Canty of Fugazi>.