91X's Inspired By Music Series: Plague Vendor

91X's Inspired By Music Series: Plague Vendor

Wed Jun 12

91X's Inspired By Music Series: Plague Vendor

Doors: 7:00 pm
Start: 8:00 pm
Age: All ages
Price:$15

These raucous punk rockers embrace minimal production in their music to communicate the raw emotion in their sound and the bare meaning of their lyrics.

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These raucous punk rockers embrace minimal production in their music to communicate the raw emotion in their sound and the bare meaning of their lyrics.


 


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Genre: alternative / indie


Ticket Price: $15 advanced & day of show


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Plague Vendor

Time as a band breeds experience, yielding commitment to a cause and cementing a career path. This is something Plague Vendor has learned. The foursome, who emerged from a practice space in Whittier, CA in 2009, started by playing endless live shows around Southern California, filling everywhere from backyard parties to clubs to festivals with their raucous, formidable music. At the heart of every show, no matter the venue, was sincere energy and spirit, always resulting in a snarling, frenetic performance. The shows stacked up, accumulating every year, and eventually birthed Plague Vendor’s 2014 debut album Free To Eat, a dark, thrashing collection that clocked in at less than twenty minutes.

But the album, brash and aptly terse, was just an appetizer to the main course. The band’s sophomore effort, BLOODSWEAT, vastly expands on the sonic territory explored in their debut. Recorded over the course of two weeks in April of 2015 with producer and engineer Stuart Sikes (The Walkmen, Cat Power, Modest Mouse), the album takes a natural approach to Plague Vendor’s music. The musicians aimed to capture each track in as few takes as possible, avoiding many overdubs and embracing the same minimal production they bring to their live performances. Nearly all of the eleven songs on BLOODSWEAT were heavily road-tested, imagined and re-imagined live before ever making it into the studio.

Plague Vendor’s live show has shifted as they’ve developed new songs, too. They’ve swapped out shock value for raw vulnerability onstage and the four musicians aim to create the most sound and the most intensity with the least possible utility and equipment. Palpable tension comes from the sense that anything could happen, but mostly Plague Vendor is interested in simplicity and the sort of expressive nakedness that can come from stripping everything away. It’s clear the band has sacrificed their formative don’t-give-a-fuck punk attitude for sincerity and gratitude, acknowledging the fans who’ve helped them arrive here now.

Plague Vendor has truly come into their own and with their third album to be released this coming year, they will be the rock ‘n’ roll band to watch out for in 2019.

Plague Vendor is:

Brandon Blaine – Vocals
Luke Perine – Drums
Michael Perez – Bass
Jay Rogers – Guitar