I wrote about the 10 most fun Brooklyn Nets home games this coming season over at The Brooklyn Game… really, though, it was a complicated exercise to make jokes about Chris Paul, Gordon Hayward’s hair and why Nick Young won’t lend D’Angelo Russell his phone. Have a read right here at The Brooklyn Game.
Hey! Look! I reviewed the new Stone Sour record Hydrograd for Rolling Stone… and I made the goddamn Nickelback joke about a week before Nickelback made it themselves.
Still… dammit. Read it right here.
APES are sweet. They make weirdo indie pop that’s surprisingly complex, but still really fun. Man enjoy APES. Read man’s review of APES for Rolling Stone here.
Clowns make great punk records. Their new album, Lucid Again, continues that grand old tradition (er, of two previous albums)… read my review of it for Rolling Stone right here.
Rolling Stone kindly let me write about At The Drive-In’s comeback album, in•ter a•li•a… which was a) very nice of them, and b) awesome to listen to. It’s not as good as Relationship of Command, but then, like, five albums ever are.
Anyway; read my review of At The Drive In’s In ter a li a here at Rolling Stone.
King Cannons were really good: their Clash-debt was high, but their frontman Luke Yeoward’s voice nailed all the necessary Joe Strummer-isms with a verve that’s hard to pin down. Which is why Yeoward’s solo record comes as such a pleasant surprise; it’s similar to Strummer’s solo stuff… but also wheels down some Elvis Costello soul-pop roads… then goes for a fun dip with some island/reggae vibes. It’s flat out delightful. Find out what else I had to say about Luke Yeoward’s Ghosts right here, for Rolling Stone.
Few things are more fun than watching party animals get a little older and realise that partying 24-7 might not be the best thing ever. Related: I love Bleeding Knees Club. Find out how much here, as I review their new Chew The Gum release for Rolling Stone.
Hint: it’s fun.