Newer-ish outfit Plains is poised to release a brand new 7" single this Friday at Bar and here at Crossfade we're pleased to share with you the B-side to that effort, "Stuck in the Night." This band comes with a pretty good pedigree. Technically the brainchild of Honor Roll's Michael McGinnis, he's surrounded himself with office-mates and shiny locals like Jorge Gonzalez Graupera (of Guajiro and Jorges fame), Morphologic's Jared McKay and Awesome New Republic's John Hancock.
Their sound is certainly grounded in the shoegaze/post-punk but with heavy nods to articulate New Wave, power-pop and that odd nexus in the early 90's when the grunge kids began to dig on 80's punk with a look towards the appeal of the singer/songwriter style of composing. If anything, it's danceable so I'd even venture to say that it is dance-punk for the indie crowd. For fans of the finer things in life, like Interpol and Hüsker Dü and local like Beings and Map of the Universe.
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Check them out on Friday and pick up the slab of wax. Vinyl rules. You should know that by now.