The Thermals are streaming Desperate Ground over here. The record is officially released in a week, but you get an instant download code if you pre-order it now. The band's full US tour routing is also in the replies.
the first song i heard didn't give me hope, but i guess i'll check it out.
It's got some good tracks, I think "Born to Kill" is one of the weaker ones. If you like the first few Thermals records you'll probably really like this because it's definitely a return to their original sound. It's not nearly as catchy or polished as Personal Life.