This weeks Thing comes from Austin, TX based band Gleeson with their double album Gleeson II, released late last month. The two covers they feature on the album are telling of their influences, being Smothered In Hugs by Guided By Voices and the beautiful Blue Moon by Big Star.
This is a huge and brilliant sounding power pop album with elegant arrangements mingling among a healthy amount of noise. All the songs are great but, being a sucker for an ultracatchy chorus, Better On My Own is probably my favourite track.
You can name your price for all 22 tracks on Gleeson's Bandcamp page.