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Southern California Punk Legends TSOL Debut “1 Thing” Video (Amerie cover)

Souther California punk legends TSOL are debuting the music for their surprising cover of Amerie’s 2005 hit single “1 Thing.”

Frontman Jack Grisham says, “I like go-go music and soul and anything that really moves. I first heard Amerie’s “1 Thing” in 2005, when it was released. Fucking infectious man, the way that groove keeps rolling, and she’s such a great vocalist. The lyrics were your basic relationship trip but then it hit me, this isn’t just a song about some dude, these lyrics read like a song to a system or a government that’d been up to no good. When she sang, “memories keep ringing bells” I was thinking of the state of our union today, the turmoil in our society, and where we’d been before—I was musing on our involvement in the Middle East, Latin America, Vietnam. I was thinking about the dirty deeds that this nation had been up to and then she sang, “why don’t you just admit it” and I realized that no one in power, not in this country, was ever gonna admit that we were wrong.”

The vinyl is available on limited edition vinyl in transparent red, white or blue and w/ black and white silk-screened American flag on the reverse side. This is limited to 150 units of each color.

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