Wheatus left Columbia when their last record "Hand over your loved ones" (2003) never really came out in the stores,you can find it on import or at ebay but it?s a hard to find record so the band wanted the original tapes back and then they released it under the new title "Suck Fony" this year (I guess you get a hint with the title what it?s about). But "Too soon monsoon" is a brand new album with 11 new tracks from this happy powerpop band,too bad it sounds too much like a homemade studio recording (especially the drums are very demo-like) and that is strange since it?s recorded at Abbey road studios. However,the songs are super catchy and as always very sunny that will get you in a good mood from the first second you hear it. The lovely track "In the melody" makes you singalong like a bird in spring,if you wonder how it would sound like if Tom Petty and Paul McCartney wrote a song together - just listen to "I am what it is". Very good songs but a thin production,I guess they wanted it that way with the dry and small sound.
The album was in no way or part recorded in Abbey Road studios, it was recorded in Brendan Browns New York studio. As for dry and small sound, listen to the massive sounding The Truth I Tell Myself, Hometown, Who Would Have Thought and BMX Bandits to name a few