“Milk River Blues EP” C5
(What’s For Breakfast? Records)

Per their WFBR Bandcamp bio, the Stools self-identify as “Detroit punk for chain-smok[ing] art students listening to Iggy Pop comeback albums”, and that sounds about right, save it’s modestly lacking a claim to an unwavering, HEAVY debt to garage rock aesthetics and some SERIOUSLY wicked, peak-meltdown vocals. There are also some interesting pedals being employed that give this appetizer a further appealing edge. I bet their live show is pretty brutal!


— Jacob An Kittenplan