"Grade: B+. Stoltz, who`s been dabbling in mid-fi `60s-influenced psych-garage in the Bay Area for a decade-plus. And the guy does it just about as well as anyone right now.
Those looking for boundary-pushing, genre-defying music will have to look elsewhere, but if you like Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, The Byrds, Tom Petty, and The Kinks, this singer-songwriter takes those obvious influences and applies them to his rock-solid, instantly likable songs.
Stoltz reminds me of a more droll version of Ray Davies, and his lyrics feature the same kind of wistfulness and melancholia found in Davies` best Kinks songs." - New Times.
"Kelley Stoltz;s third Sub Pop LP, To Dreamers, isn;t likely to change the impression that his career is an extended homage to his favorite records from decades past. Its first song, ;Do You Want To Rock & Roll With Me,;opens with some power chords so indebted to the young Pete Townsend that if you close your eyes, you;ll see windmills, then lurches into a sax-punctuated arrangement that is a pastiche of all that Mott The Hoople and Spiders From Mars-era David Bowie had in common.
Stoltz even takes the meta-geekery in his music to a new level on ;Keeping The Flame,;which brings to mind Tom Petty produced by Jeff Lynne, but not one of Pettyâ;s Lynne-produced records; rather, it sounds like Petty sitting in on demos for Out of the Blue. And ;I Remember, You Were Wild` opening is probably more like a tune that Robert Forster might have written for The Go-Betweens c. Before Hollywood than anything Forster`s ever going to write for the rest of his life.
But copying his idols isn`t all that`s on Stoltz`s agenda, and it`s a good thing; if you only want to hear the old sounds, you could just pull out your old records. Stoltz`s recreations are means to an end; he wants to write songs about good-old fashioned topics like falling in and out of love that sound fresh enough to make you play them over and over." - Dusted.
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