A friend recently pointed me toward The Thermals new album, The Body, the Blood, the Machine. Despite some positive reviews they have flown entirely under my radar, and even if I’d read the reviews, I would passed it over. On paper, I wouldn’t like a political, pop-punk “sort of” a concept album. That description and the inevitable comparison to American Idiot belies how well it works. A quick listen to “Here’s Your Future” made that clear (more than their poor video). And The Thermals will be playing at T.T.’s the Bears in a few weeks, just in time to thaw the ice covering Cambridge.