Greg from Nanobot Rock Reviews takes on C’mon Thunder and damned if he didn’t love it. Reading stuff like this makes you glad you do what you do:
I, up to now, considered myself a fan of Thunderegg. After C’mon Thunder I am a fanatic. To me, the record is the perfect fit for this summer and will always be synonymous with 2014. I could drive for hours, watching the country roll by under my tires, through towns and states, to this album and never think twice about it.
Today Blurt Magazine, one of the world’s finer sources for features and interviews with bona fide indie musicians, ran a cool interview with Will about C’mon Thunder. Just click here to find out who those pesky summer kids really are…and much more.
Here’s a thoughtful, extensive review of C’mon Thunderon Eike Klien’s Das Klienicum website: we just don’t know what it says. Which is kind of killing us, because Eike is a smart guy with great taste in music. I mean, there’s always Google Translate, but
the lad’s ancestors with Greek around a lot, always has the waking eyes open, is very communicative and does not hold hintem mountain. so open to him the crowded and filled rapidly hearts and his treasury. with “c’mon thunder” presents Georgantas a new album, a circumstance that is given the qualitative constancy hard to believe, attached to a discography that is unparalleled published these days in self-production
His trademark is a paradoxical pairing of just-woke-up effortlessness and pedantic attention to detail—Georgantas comes across as a chronic contemplator, but thankfully, transferring contemplation into amusingly enlightening lyrics and accessible vocal melodies comes easy.
C’mon Thunder awakens something that has been dead, or at least hibernating, inside of you. It reminds you of a time when music was just music, nothing more. Georgantas and company manage to awaken this entity while channeling REM, Elliot Smith, and Guided by Voices, while retaining their independence, originality and distinction from the crowd of wannabes.
Will gets a nice, long interview for the blog Officially a Yuppie today. In it, he reveals various heretofore obscure nuggets, including what he wished his name was when he was a kid and how to not impress new fans.
C’mon Thunder is Georgantas at his storytelling peak. He has a gravitas about him as a lyricist that is profoundly inviting . . . When looking for epic tales in the least likely places, Georgantas is the Indiana Jones of digging out rhetorical artifacts. Thankfully, these songs have not been locked away in wooden crates in an undisclosed warehouse.
This morning another song from C’mon Thunder, which drops in less than a week, premiered on a national website: “An Absolutely Ordinary Date,” featuring Darren Jessee from Hotel Lights on piano (and Alan Weatherhead on the pedal-steel heartstrings), can be heard on PopMatters, a great site that we’d love even if they didn’t say such nice things about us, such as:
Thunderegg powers his poppy musical adventures with killer lyrics, creating engrossing stories at each turn, forming a sort of pop literature if you will.
The first rave for C’mon Thunder, which gets its official release in less than two weeks, comes from music blog Speak into My Good Eye. Dig this:
Georgantas’s . . . knack for turning a phrase, for choosing the precise words to wittily describe his rueful, penetrating observations, is remarkable and makes repeated listenings all the more rewarding and reflects a lifetime dedicated to words and language. If you’re looking for cerebral, well written and executed music with a slightly wistful, urban feel, look no further.