“Time To Ride”
No Place Else
Wow, what a band. Based in St. Louis, this is one of the greatest bands I’ve heard for a long time. The Brainstems have that garage punk sound that I love so much. A cross between Jesus and Mary Chain, the Beachboys, and Johnny Thunders, The Brainstems back a wallop. The Lo-fi production just helps shape the music. Sometimes, the production reminds me of Big Black. Now, don’t get me wrong; there is nothing copycat about them. The Brainstems are very original. I wish they would come to Pittsburgh. This is a band that needs to be listened to in a bar with a shot of whiskey by your side. Punk on.