So myself, the other Plurals, and a few friends just got back from a crazy-tacular weekend in New Jersey. These were actually the first Plurals shows of the year, the first being a house show in North Plainfield with Honah Lee and Not the Bees, the second being a rather off the hook show at the Mill Hill Basement that was headlined by a one-time-only reunion of our dear friends and truly amazing punks the Rape Babies.
Heading out and doing some tour dates (even just a quick two-off one like this) is always a great time, but getting to spend it among some of our best friends made it even more of a wonderful experience. I feel a nice hint of “spring” in the air, with great work coming from all sides of the GTG. Honah Lee showed me very fresh demos of new songs that had me damn near drooling, and Not the Bees are no slouches either – Honah Lee will be in Michigan March 19-21, and Not the Bees have plans to hit up the midwest in the summertime. Earlier tonight I had the pleasure to catch up with Eric “CrookedSound” Merckling who has a wealth of material he’s working on of his own in addition to putting the finishing touches on the long-awaited Stargrazer full-length – PLUS he’s working with the Plurals on overdubs and mixing for a new album of our own (that we did instrumental tracking with the groin grabbingly transcendent Isaac Vander Schuur). Everyone’s gigging right now, we’re almost ready to master the Hunky Newcomers album, I just…. feel great. So great.
Some of this enthusiasm can be felt in a new podcast started by Josh David that I am currently co-hosting. That’s called T McC & JD. Click on that there hyperlinked text to check it out. We’ll be posting a new episode soon that features an interview conducted with the Rape Babies last weekend. Try and contain your excitement!