The Stems


The Stems No Heart / Lon Chaney Junior’s Daughter 7″

This Aussie garage psych effort comes with the new German zine Splendid, which exposes new and old bands alike. The two tracks by the STEMS aren’t exactly incredible but should satisfy followers of tough Aussie psych.

The Stems Tears Me in Two / Can’t Resist 7″

This, their second 7″, is pretty rockin’ ’60s fuzz punk, but doesn’t stand out too much from the crowd. Nonetheless, there’s great guitar, tight beat, and non-wimpy production.

The Stems She’s a Monster / Make You Mine 7″

While both tracks here are fine examples of fuzzed-out ’60s punk, “Make You Mine” is the real stand-out. With strong influences by raw R&B rockers like THEM, this one totally wails. Excellent.