FILTER Premieres Plateaus “The District”

Listen to “The District” Via FILTER Here!

Plateaus model their sound after the production techniques of Spector, Meek and Wilson, but employ a modern punk edge evidenced by the songs’ brevity, catchy hooks and raw energy. A thick, distorted guitars and layers of blown-out vocals swim in a sea or reverberation, replete with catchy leads, sticky vocal melodies, mechanical drumbeats and earth-shaking fuzz bass.

Plateaus hit the road this summer / fall with label mate Colleen Green, not only as the opening band, but as her backing band as well! Colleen Green’s Milo Goes To Compton LP is out now via Art Fag as is Plateaus’ Open Skies 7″.

Plateaus’ self titled debut LP is out now via Art Fag. The first 100 copies are on white vinyl!

Plateaus will be playing a record release show in their hometown of San Diego this Saturday, November 17, at Soda Bar. Entry is $5!

The Plateaus Self Titled Debut Harks Back to Early Punk

To bring an end to this fall month, Art Fag Records will release the first full-length LP by California-bred punks, Plateaus. Led by Jon Greene, who occasionally offers skills as a sound manager for Art Fag events, the band delivers a rushing thirty minutes of non-stop pop punk, summery jams, reminiscent to those by early punk pioneers like The Clash, The Ramones, and even surf rock one-hit-wonders, The Surfaris. The driven guitar intro to “Suzy” is extremely similar to guitar riffs in the iconic surfer track, “Wipeout.”

Despite the very infrequent similarities to already existent songs, Plateaus is sure to please the typical punk fan. The upbeat, feel good mood of the record is set by shrill, arpeggiated guitar notes rung out in the opening track entitled “Blackout.” This feel is consistently held throughout the fast paced sounds of songs like “Oh Man” and “Do It For You” up until the final track, an indie-rock love ballad which strays away from the overall aura of the album. That is, until the final forty seconds in which the listener would be surprised to hear an abrupt change in tone from mellow chords to screechy thirty-second note guitar shredding to wrap up the record in the exact style of its beginning.

Other noteworthy tracks include “Beach Coma” and “Jump Now.” The self-titled LP by Plateaus comes out Tuesday, October 30th.

-written by Mitchell McDermott

Plateaus Premiere Track “Blackout” – On Tour With Label Mate Colleen Green

Download “Blackout” Via Pitchfork Here!

Plateaus model their sound after the production techniques of Spector, Meek and Wilson, but employ a modern punk edge evidenced by the songs’ brevity, catchy hooks and raw energy. A thick, distorted guitars and layers of blown-out vocals swim in a sea or reverberation, replete with catchy leads, sticky vocal melodies, mechanical drumbeats and earth-shaking fuzz bass.

Plateaus hit the road this summer / fall with label mate Colleen Green, not only as the opening band, but as her backing band as well! Colleen Green’s Milo Goes To Compton LP is out now via Art Fag as is Plateaus’ Open Skies 7″.

Plateaus are set to release a self titled debut LP via Art Fag on October 30.

Tour Dates!!

9/17 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House *
9/18 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
9/19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
9/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
9/21 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge *
9/22 – Denver, CO @ Lion’s Lair *
9/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
9/25 – Missoula, MT @ Zoo City *
9/26 – Seattle, WA @ Comet Tavern *
9/27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
9/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside *
9/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell *#

*with Colleen Green
#with SISU