Power-pop comes in all shapes, sizes, and allegiances to certain bygone eras. But Sugar Stems pretty much encompasses all of them. The Milwaukee-based outfit’s upcoming album, Only Come Out At Night, refuses to be contained by skinny-tied punks, post-Weezer wimps, or anything in between; instead, the album wields sharp hooks without any regard for staying inside the lines, all while tapping into the brew of, anger, humor, and heartache that power-pop, at its best, does so well. For proof, here’s a full stream of the record, in all its timeless glory.
Only Come Out At Night will be released July 22 via Dirtnap Records.
Sugar Stems tour 2014
July 18—Linneman’s—Milwaukee, Wisconsin
July 25—Victory Lounge—Seattle, Washington
July 26—Slabtown—Portland, Oregon
July 27—Chinese Garden—Longview, Washington
July 28—Night Light—Oakland, California
July 29—Mission Tobacco Lounge—Riverside, California
July 30—Redwood—Los Angeles, California
July 31—Ken Club—San Diego, California
August 1—House Of Blues—Anaheim, California
August 2—Time Out Lounge—Phoenix, Arizona
August 8-9—Mile Of Music—Appleton, Wisconsin