When I first interviewed The Goood Things back in September I instantly considered lead singer Mike Hannah a friend, and I’m glad to say that we have been ever since and I’ve since interviewed them a second time when this EP was released. The music they make reflects their friendly nature as a group of human beings making good music. They give off a care free, friendly attitute that reminds us that not everything should be taken seriously. But, under the surface, they take their music very seriously. And it shows. I was massively impressed with their first outing “EP #1”, but their sophomore effort titled, you guessed it, “EP #2” solidifies their place in the high regards of fans and songwriters alike.
The track list is in perfect order and the EP as a whole is one wonderful trip through the minds of great an like minded musicians that were destined to be together. Why this band is not 1000 times bigger I don’t know but lets change that, shall we?
“No Mojo”, the first track, kicks off this mp3 journey distinguishing itself as a raucus party anthem that perfectly emulates those times you had when you were a teenager at the best party your best friend held when their parents were gone knowing that you didn’t have to clean up afterwards because it wasn’t your house. “Simmer Down” takes it down a notch musically but resurects all of those feelings you had when you had just made up with your first girlfriend after your first argument knowing that make up sex was imminent. “Take Me Home” reminds me of the perfect musical interpretation of being with the ones you love. The EP finishes off with a modern classic called “I’m Only Saying” which utilizes a genius combination of brilliant guitar chord progressions along with vintage harmonies that must be heard to be belied. Guitarist Tosh Aoshima’s slide guitar in this song is a welcome surprise.
The Goood Things immortilize their music with “EP #2” in such a way that the only way I think it can be done justice is to be put in a time machine to represent the indie scene of this decade for future generations. One of my personal favorites of 2015.