(c) 2011 Hoover/Stoeckel
"Teeming with jungles of juicy melodies, Everly Brothers-meet-the-Beatles fashioned harmonies and chiming guitars galore, 'The Next Big Thing' really should be the next big thing!"
"From the opening seconds of the first cut, “Seaside Sparrow”, I knew my time and money had been well spent... One of the most enjoyable records of 2011, in a fairer world this truly would be The Next Big Thing."
"If you’d like a nice example of how pop guys can grow old(er) gracefully without getting all treacly or boring, check Jamie and Steve out."
Lee Zimmerman, Lee's Listening Stack on No Depression, The Roots Music Authority
"Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel have been responsible for some of the liveliest power pop of the last couple of decades... The Next Big Thing, is an impressive indication of Jamie & Steve’s combined talents."
"The only criticism of The Next Big Thing I can muster is that it isn’t, well, bigger. Hopefully we won’t have to wait two more years for another clutch of immortal melodies from Jamie & Steve."