The Plurals are a Lansing, MI-based band whose members – Hattie on drums, Nich on bass, and Tommy on guitar – equally share vocal and songwriting duties. They first started playing noisy punk stuff together in high school and after awhile founded the DIY record label GTG Records, releasing the first Plurals album in 2008. The Plurals started touring nationally in 2011 and have self-booked tours of the entire continental United States at least twice a year since, bringing their spin on fuzzy, punk-influenced rock and roll to just about every dive bar and DIY space along the way.
In May 2019 The Plurals announced the ongoing release of their 5th album “BEES,” beginning with the first installment, the 5 song EP “Mumblebee.” The first self-produced Plurals release in a decade, the EP features hints of genre-bending textures among the patented midwestern noise-pop The Plurals have specialized in over the years. Volume 1, recorded by Tommy at GTG House, features contributions from longtime friends Timmy Rodriguez and Adam Aymor, mixing by George Szegedy (Crystal Drive, People’s Temple), artwork by Hattie, and Nich doing impressions of people’s dads that have woken us up on tour after discovering that we crashed in their house. Volume two, Grumblebee (also recorded by Tommy at GTG), followed in December 2019, featuring 3 new Plurals songs plus a rendition of longtime band friend Dale J Gordon’s song “Undergound Band.” The final installment comes in 2020!
“This is the sort of straight-up no-bullshit punked-out rock’n’roll noise that eschews needless fancy schamcy pretense and instead goes right for the jugular with rip-snorting fury and abandon. Accolades don’t come much better than that.” – Jersey Beat
“Certain artists pull you in. Hearing them makes you say “I could do that. I should do that!” The Ramones. The Minutemen. The Plurals belong in this company. Seeing them live is revelatory. They’re one of the few groups today whose influences aren’t merely contemporary, yet they don’t fall into some retro trap either. They simply play rock music, styles and conventions and trends be damned.” – Razorcake
BEES (GTG) volume 1 “Mumblebee” released 5/2019, volume 2 “Grumblebee” released 12/2019
SWISH (GTG) released 9/2017
An Onion Tied To My Belt (GTG /Infintesmal/Diet Pop Records) released 7/2015
The Plurals Today, The Plurals Tomorrow: A Futurospective (GTG/BMP) released 5/2011
Whatevers Forever (GTG/BMP) released 8/2008
EPs and full discography here, it’s long!