[UPDATE: This contest is closed and the winner has been notified.]

On Tuesday, April 16, the new Thermals album, Desperate Ground, comes out on Saddle Creek. To celebrate, we're giving away a special Thermals prize pack to lucky End Hits readers. What's in a special Thermals prize pack?

• 1 copy of Desperate Ground on shiny compact disc
• 1 autographed Thermals/Desperate Ground poster (11"x17")
• 1 "folder poster" (also 11"x17") (I guess you get two posters, one of which is not autographed so you can Scotch-tape it to your wall if you want. Okay!)
• 1 round Thermals button (1") (I think "button" means pin, and not a button you can press to make the Thermals automatically appear in your living room. But boy, how cool would this giveaway be if that was the case?)
• 1 Thermals/Desperate Ground sticker (4"x4")
1 Thermals-brand ace bandage

All this could be yours! Just shoot an email to this address with "Gimme Thermals!" in the subject line. We'll select a winner at random and hook 'em up with the goods. This contest closes Tuesday morning at 9 am, so get to it!

Meanwhile, Desperate Ground is streaming in full this week, and the band plays a release show on Saturday, April 20 at Branx. They also will be at Music Millennium earlier that day (Record Store Day!) for a 2 pm autograph session. And be sure to check out next week's Mercury for more Thermally goodness!