Sticky Fingers – ‘Westway: The Glitter & The Slums’ feature review (for Rolling Stone)


Sticky Fingers offstage rock’n’roll personas  – whether you believe in the veracity of them or not – can, in an unsurprising way, take away from their musical output.

Which kinda sucks. Because their new album, Westway: The Glitter & The Slums works as a super-interesting comedown record to their last album, Land of Pleasure. That was a bonkers sunshine indie psyche-pop gem —  my 2014 review of it for Rolling Stone gave it 4 stars — and Westway is scrappier, stranger and not quite the summer-jam kiler its predecessor was. It definitely  has more heart, however.

Anyway. With that in mind – my featured review of  Westway: The Glitter & The Slums for Rolling Stone is right here.

The Delta Riggs – ‘Active Galactic’ review (Rolling Stone)


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.

Good? Good.

Stonefield – ‘As Above So Below’ (for Rolling Stone)


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.

Hey Geronimo – ‘Crashing Into The Sun’ review (Rolling Stone)


Still not sure if Hey Geronimo’s ‘tribute’ to TISM’s classic “Thunderbirds Are Coming Out” film clip on their lead single “Boredom” is infuriatingly trite, or just ok… but their long-gestating debut is really, really…pretty good? Read my review of it for Rolling Stone here.