Once again, Plow United hasn’t missed a beat. The regional punk rock power trio is back this week with its fifth LP – its second since reuniting in 2011 – and it sounds fantastic. The full record is now streaming on The A.V. Club, and it packs in 14 new songs into just about a half hour’s time.
A couple weeks back, singer-guitarist Brian McGee appeared on The Key Studio Sessions to preview a few of the new songs: “We Should Take Time,” “Break The Barrier” and “Trust.” Contrasting the troubadour-esque acoustic renditions of the songs against the pummeling freakouts that are the album versions is definitely a trip – its sick to hear that, even after twenty years, the Plow boys have that gripping ability to not chill, as the situation may call for.
Three, produced by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, is out tomorrow on It’s Alive Records, and the band plays a few reunion shows this weekend. On Friday, they play The Acheron in Brooklyn before hitting a sold-out show Saturday at PhilaMOCA. Regional fans who don’t mind a drive, though, can skip down to Wilmington on Sunday, where tickets are still available for their afternoon show at 1984 with The Headies, Satellite Go and Barclay Burns. More information can be found at Facebook.
Listen to Three in its entirety here, and stream “Everything” below.