It seems that Smith Westerns aren't the only HoZac alums that can properly mine the Bolan/glam axis lately. Mickey laid out some expectations with their previous 7" releases, but the album more than blows those away. A crip return to the brattiness that informed the best power pop and the swagger that rolled glam in glitter; Rock n' Roll Dreamer often comes off as the kind of longhaired El Caminio rattler that filled every liquor store parking lot with noise from '78 to '82, though it's not without its soft side too. The band seems to take as much from the shy instincts of The Quick and Milk n' Cookies as they do from the kind of from-the-hip hair rockers of the 80's and Bolan disciples of the 70's, making this a perfect kind of past mashing rewrite of history. Summer's upon us and it seems like it's about time to pop those speakers on top of your hood and rock a few Mickey jams at your next barbecue.

[MP3] Mickey - My Lady

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