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People In Planes
As Far As The Eye Can See
Wind-Up Records
www.peopleinplanes.com


People in Plains? I only know of one person in Plains, GA, and that's Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States. What? You say the band's name is actually People in Planes? Sorry. My mistake.

All bad jokes aside, People in Planes is a new band that manages to sound slightly derivative and original at the same time. Don't ask me how they pull this off; they just do. I hear a lot of Muse, especially with Gareth Jones' vocals. Muse sounds a lot like Radiohead, so thus that familiar band is also an obvious influence. One tune called "If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode)" is, perhaps, the Radiohead-ist track of them all. It begins with a lone female vocal then builds up momentum with stridently strummed acoustic guitars.

The band's biography states that Jones and guitarist Peter Roberts were prompted to start their own band after listening to Supergrass' "I Should Coco" nonstop. But this isn't the simplistic teenage party music found on early Supergrass recordings. Instead, People in Planes are as serious - if not more so - than motherf*%#ing snakes on a motherf*%#ing plane, to paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson's famous summer thriller quote.

People in Planes create promising music for as far as the eye can see.

-Dan MacIntosh

Track Listing:
1. Barracuda Roberts 3:51
2. For Miles Around (Scratch to Void) Roberts 3:31
3. If You Talk Too Much (My Head Will Explode) Jones 5:17
4. Moth Roberts 3:29
5. Rush Roberts 3:59
6. Token Trapped Woman Roberts 4:30
7. Falling by the Wayside Roberts 4:13
8. My Black Widow Roberts 4:15
9. Light for the Deadvine Roberts 4:27
10. Penny Roberts 6:28
11. Fire Jones 5:21
12. Narcoleptic Roberts 6:59


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