Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr are prepping their debut LP (after impressing us with their debut EP and playing our CMJ party). This song was tagged with “charlie” and “sheen,” and their only other Soundcloud upload is a remix of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” with Charlie Sheen snipped over it. I was worried, but “Morning Thought” is thankfully Sheen-free. At least, nothing about its shiny harmonies says “Sheen’ to me. I liked their EP, but I think this song is an auspicious sign for their album — they’ve blown out their arrangements to make something that feels big and impelling (in that way they remind me of the Flaming Lips). Listen:
It’s A Corporate World is out 6/7 via Quite Scientific Records.