About Thing One
*** October, 2007, Dan Berkman of The Deli Magazine wrote
Rising out of the swamps of New Jersey, this group of childhood best friends are dead set on changing how you see dance-rock. From the first second of "Ridiculous Speed EP," which comes in the form of the explosive "Move It!" (CMJ Song of the Week in October '07), Thing One grabs a hold of your collar and drags your ass out on the dance floor. But unlike hardcore bootyshakers like !!! and The Rapture, Thing One mixes their dance-rock with interesting lyrics and vocal melodies that pack a powerful emotional punch, and have much more in common with acts like The Dismemberment Plan
Thing One and their all too brief five track EP are not just an alcohol soaked party, although I feel if asked they wouldn't mind it now and again, it is more complex than that. Deep as the Grand Canyon and as fun as any dance party, Thing One are simply dynamite. A required listen.