The brainchild of Alabama's Stephen Poff, powerpop Thing One Like Son take this week's spot with the newly released LP, New American Gothic.
The songs are a collection of the best of the band's ambitious 52 Weeks project where they wrote, recorded, and released one song a week for the entirety of 2014. The rushed nature of the writing seems to have the welcome side-effect of rendering the songs instantly accessible. The tunes are super hooky with few exceptions, and (although impossible in the circumstances) if the arrangements and performances were given more time and consideration this could be something special.
As it is, it's still pretty great.
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