I regret leaving my mind
I forgot I needed it, to think
And maybe to keep me alive
Can't believe I got so far with a head so empty
The Body, The Blood, The Machine tells a compelling train-wreck-style story of a couple fleeing a terrifying fascist-Christian future. It feels scary as hell, yet smart and interesting and, somehow so, so heartwarming. It's quite a trick. It’s also one of my all time favorite albums. Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster are simply put, amazing storytellers, and The Thermals are, simply put, an amazing band. Their latest release, 2016's We Disappear, is terrific and, gah, I can't wait to see them live again.
BONUS! WATCH THIS SUPER FUN VIDEO OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS AND, LIKE ME, WISH YOU WERE AT A THERMALS CONCERT.