Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Plow United - Act Like It 7" - White Vinyl (/100)
Of all the bands from the 90's that decided to get back together, I really never thought one of them would have been Plow United. Having cut my teeth on punk rock shows in NJ during the 90's, I couldn't even tell you how many times I saw Plow United playing with other bands. They always put on an amazing show and very specifically, I just remember being in awe of how fast the drummer played. I always thought of them as a local phenomenon and when they split I was bummed. I didn't really know there was demand for them to get back together, but I'm glad to be wrong.
The Act Like it 7" contains the first new Plow songs in ages. They're starting the run up to a brand new Plow United full length that should be coming out soon I imagine. Now the songs, how do they compare to the old gems? These 2 are quite good. The band sounds older, to be sure, but I don't know that you can call them more 'mature' as a lot of bands get labeled as they get older. These sound like Plow songs to me. Maybe not quite as fast, maybe the production is a bit fuller. Act Like It, in particular, has a really strong and catchy hook.
Long time fans may be looking for something to complain about as these songs are not carbon copies of the bands earlier work, but if you enjoyed Plow United 15 years ago, I'd be really surprised if you couldn't enjoy these songs as well. I, for one, can't wait for the full length to come out.
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