Flashlite #412 – The Best Albums in 2016 ...But the album that marked year from me, is Julie Christensen’s new project Stone Cupid. She sang better than ever, on a record that is rocking, grungy and rootsy at the same time. A killer span of genres that can only be brought by one of the Divine Horsemen.” - Stanislav Zabic

The Little Lighthouse

 The Cardinal is a volume of work as a collection of thirteen stories that Julie Christensen inks for the album. Stone Cupid takes the stories song into song with vivid swaths of sound to back Julie Christensen at the microphone. She is bordered with a dual sonics and strums by Sergio Webb and Chris Tench, held in place with a rhythm section of Bones Hillman (Midnight Oil) on bass, and Steve Latanation (Legendary Shack Shakers) on drums. The Cardinal professes faith in Roots music...Stone Cupid gives the tracks freedom to wander in Rock bombast without the need for studio glitz and polish.The characters that walk through Julie Christensen’s stories are supported in their decisions and missteps with the richness of her vocals, aged in fronting her band Divine Horsemen, and providing background harmony for Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen. ” - Danny McCloskey

The Alternate Root

You may not have heard of Stone Cupid, but you certainly have heard its founder, Julie Christensen, whose sublime vocals graced many recordings and live dates with Leonard Cohen. She formed this band in Nashville to explore her rock side and wrote its songs solo or with some folks you might know — Chuck Prophet, David Olney, Kevin Gordon, and Cohen himself. Her return should not come as a complete surprise, since she co-fronted the LA punk-roots band Divine Horsemen in the early 1980s. To quote Skip Anderson in his ND review last year, “Her swagger is true to her rebellious punk-rock roots, and refined through working with the likes of Cohen, Iggy Pop, Public Image Limited, and Todd Rundgren [who produced an unreleased solo album].” Christensen has worn coats of many different colors, and this one’s red. ” - Amos Perrine