Now, in 2014 we get to hear that complete debut album from Billy Thermal as it was released by Omnivore Recordings on August 12th. The new album features the twelve songs that were originally going to be released as their debut album along with three demo songs. The album starts out with instantly being transported back to the eighties with the energetic post-punk feel of "I Tell You My Dreams." A couple of the songs on this release were recorded hits by other artists, including "How Do I Make You," which Linda Ronstadt turned into a top ten hit single. Many of these songs have that upbeat, pop-rock feel that could have turned this band into a hit singles machine if they only received the break they deserved almost 35 years ago. They're sound has a purity to it in "I Need You" and Billy Thermal features pop songwriting 101 with "Julie." The three demos that make up the bonus tracks have "new wave" written all over them as "Don't Look At Me" sounds like a lost gem from Devo and "Chez Metz" shows the band trying their hand at a reggae rhythm.
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This new release does not look to replace your original cassette, but instead digs deeper into the creativity of The Posies' debut album. The Posies are currently on tour, which runs to the beginning of September. To find out more about this release, please visit omnivorerecordings.com.