Against Me! and Laura Jane Grace have been making essential punk albums for the past decade-plus… and Shape Shift With Me is no exception. You want angry relationship identity punk? You got it, kid. Check out my review of Shape Shift With Me for Rolling Stone right here.
Yeah! Of Mice & Men shred. Find out just how much shredding they get into* on their new album Cold World in my review of it for Rolling Stone right here.
*hint: It’s a lot
“…they trade in memorable pop songs that are almost instantly forgettable…”
Check out what else I had to say* in my Rolling Stone review of the new record from hat-wearing indie-hippies Grouplove, Big Mess, right here.
*Hint: It’s not as bad as you might think
The Delta Riggs are a good band. Active Galactic is an album made by that good band. You should take my advice and totally read my review of that good band’s new album to find out if it’s good or not (pro tip: good bands tend to make good albums) by reading my (hopefully good) review of it for Rolling Stone… right here.
Descendents — the timeless progenitors of pop punk — are one of my all-time favourite bands and I talked to their vocalist/the world’s leading punk-rock biochemist Milo Aukerman for FasterLouder. It was ace. Read it here.
Also: one thing I left out of the article was how much I loved the stark difference in crowd reaction/behavour in the clip for their ’96 classic “I’m the One”…
… and their new single, “Victim of Me”
Everyone’s a photographer, huh? *Shrug emoji*
(Also: I talked to drummer Bill Stevenson in 2010 about their comeback and his health issues for Beat… what that dude went through was intense.)
Read my Rolling Stone review of the new Stonefield record, As Above So Below — and how I think it compares to their debut of a couple years back — right here.
*Hint: considering my predilection for psyche-y stoner rock, it might not come as much of a surprise that I like it.