Tommy Keene – Behind The Parade (Second Motion / Outside Music)

Tommy Keene has been one of the most reliable purveyors of power pop over the past two decades. Despite bouncing from label to label in the past, Keene has found a stable home with Michigan label Second Motion and perhaps such stability is to credit for his semi-regular output of the past five years. While Keene hasn’t exactly re-written the pop playbook with Behind The Parade, his songwriting and melodies are some of the best, most reliable bursts of power pop that you could treat your ears to. Highlights worth checking out include Deep Six Saturday, Behind The Parade, Nowhere Drag and His Mother’s Son.