(c) 2009 Hoover/Stoeckel
"... the Spongerly Brothers, two close-harmony pros joined at the larynxes, microphones and melody-rich songs mostly written together and ... ready for just about any happy accident or pre-planned musical surprise that might come their way."
"English Afterthoughts can best be described as a 12-song collection of perfect pop songs. Imagine The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds if XTC’s Andy Partridge had been invited to offer some input and you’d be close to English Afterthoughts."
"The two entirely wrote, performed, engineered and produced this gem offering shimmering, joyful pop highlighted by layers of vocal and guitar harmonies, deceptively simple rhythms and stratas of musical embellishments."
" I hope Jamie and Steve keep pumping out music. I can’t get enough of these guys, so it’s an easy recommendation."
Best of 2009