John Mayer who?

… I fell in love with Teddy Geiger’s music the first time I heard him on the killed-off-way-too-early ‘Love Monkey.’ … And now I’ve fallen in love with his music all over again.

… I got a copy of his new release “Underage Thinking” yesterday and popped it in the stereo tonight after work … I’m listening to it now for a second time.

Geiger inevitably will draw comparisons to John Mayer, but then again Mayer drew pretty heavy comparisons to Dave Matthews when he exploded onto the music scene in summer ‘02 … Nonetheless, Geiger’s release isn’t just for 16-year-old daughters, as one reviewer I read this week puts it. Instead, I find Geiger’s music even more edgy and rock-heavy than Mayer’s mainstream pop/rock releases (… unfortunately for fans like me, Mayer’s in blues-heavy lal-la land right now …). Plus, Geiger’s melodies seem even more fanciful and lush, in addition to a pleasant mix of piano and guitar ... Perfect for after a tiresome day of work.

The album opens with “These Walls” and a piano intro reminiscent of The Beatles’ ‘Let it Be.’ And then there’s the sweet, catchy chorus of a rockin’ second track ‘For You I Will.’ ... the album continues to evolve between smooth acoustic-like ballads, danceable pop songs and rockers. Also notable are the bouncy No. 9 track 'A Million Years' and the heartfelt last track, 'Love Is A Marathon.'

Yep. Teddy Geiger has arrived.

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