This week's Thing comes from three-piece Buffalo, NY'ers Lemuria and their 2013 album The Distance Is So Big. Brought out on Bridge Nine Records, this is their third full-length release.
While essentially a punk album, the übermelodic dynamic of the two vocalists on top of it all provides a brilliant pop sheen. There are a few curveballs thrown in to keep things interesting (the complete change of direction in Brilliant Dancer will have you checking if the next song started playing) and the arrangements are often clever without burying the all-important tune (Dream Eater being a good example).
Makes me happy, this.